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May 2020

“Blood Shortage & Coagulopathy in the COVID-19 World”

Z-Medica* presents..."Blood Shortage & Coagulopathy in the COVID-19 World" This clinical forum, driven by a diverse panel of trauma surgeons, will focus on the topic of blood shortage and coagulopathy in a COVID-19 world and also other implications and challenges created due to the pandemic. We welcome you to register for the webinar event on May 19, 2020. Presenters: A. Britt Christmas, M.D., FACS  |  Professor of Surgery, Atrium Health   |  Vice Chief & Associate Medical Director of Trauma   |  President…

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March 2020

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

HealthTrust hosted a live webinar event on March 17: "Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update" Links to important resources from the CDC, WHO and more... On the last day of 2019, a pneumonia of unknown cause was detected in Wuhan, China, and first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus has continued to spread and the outbreak declared a “public health emergency of international concern” on Jan. 30, 2020. The WHO has since announced a name for the new coronavirus…

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February 2020

“Are You Assessment / Inspection Ready?”

The Grifols Academy of Transfusion Medicine* presents…“Are You Assessment / Inspection Ready?” Being prepared for inspections is a crucial aspect of the clinical laboratory, especially in the transfusion service. In this presentation, Mary will review various strategies for inspection readiness as well as discuss tasks laboratories can complete on a routine basis to ensure they are prepared for an inspection. Best practices for several key elements within the laboratory will be discussed such as quality control, equipment maintenance, competency assessment,…

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September 2019

“The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis”

Radiometer & acutecaretesting.org* present…"The Role of the Clinical Laboratory in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sepsis" Sepsis threatens the lives of up to 30 million people each year worldwide. Inappropriate or delayed treatment allows for disease progression to septic shock and as many as 9 million deaths per year. Recent efforts to reduce mortality have focused on generating definitions of sepsis and related conditions. Despite this, the incidence of sepsis has increased significantly in the U.S. with hospitalizations and related…

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July 2019

“Clinical Benefits of Blood Gas Testing in Critical Care: Amazing Stories”

Radiometer and acutecaretesting.org* present…"Clinical Benefits of Blood Gas Testing in Critical Care: Amazing Stories" In 1957, the first blood gas analyzer was developed and it was capable of measuring pH, pCO2 and pO2.  Since then, significant technological advancements have enabled the implementation of low specimen volume test menus that include electrolytes, metabolites and hemoglobin derivations in addition to blood gases and pH. Blood gas analyzers are now routinely used to monitor challenging populations such as critically ill patients.  In this…

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June 2019

“The Importance of Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in the Emergency Department”

bioMérieux* presents…“The Importance of Procalcitonin for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Patients With Lower Respiratory Tract Infections in the Emergency Department” This webinar will explore how using a procalcitonin (PCT) driven protocol in the Emergency Department can aid clinicians in decisions about hospital admission versus treatment in the home setting. Session will look at the existing data on procalcitonin in patients with presumed Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRTI) and how antibiotic stewardship teams could use this biomarker in shaping their clinical decisions.…

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April 2019

“Remove the Risk”

The FDA* presents..."Remove the Risk" The FDA is excited to announce the upcoming launch of a new public education campaign to encourage safe disposal of unused opioid pain medicines. Join the FDA to hear about this important new effort and learn what you can do to reduce the chance of accidental or intentional prescription opioid misuse among your constituents, neighbors, friends and loved ones. The presenter is the Deputy Center Director for Regulatory Programs  who shares responsibility for overseeing the…

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HealthTrust Innovation Grant | June 3 deadline

March 2019

“Thromboembolism in Pregnancy”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. HealthTrust presents..."Thromboembolism in Pregnancy" (Part 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality 4-part series) Maternal mortality has increased precipitously in the United States over the past 15 years. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of death during pregnancy, accounting for approximately 10 percent of all maternal mortality. Timely diagnosis and treatment can prevent many of these tragedies. Similarly, venous thromboembolism prophylaxis during pregnancy and the peripartum period can prevent a…

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February 2019

“Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy”

Download a copy of this content. Access the recording. Supporting documents and procedures checklists. HealthTrust presents..."Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy" (Part 3 of 4 in the Maternal Morbidity & Mortality series) Despite a worldwide trend toward improvement in maternal morbidity and mortality, rates in the U.S. have surged in recent years. Specifically, the unacceptable rates of preventable adverse events in childbirth are topping 50 percent. A major reason for this tragic result is poor recognition and appropriate treatment of hypertensive disorders…

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