This joint consensus document aims to facilitate triage and management of patients with aortic dissection, rupture, and malperfusion syndromes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following issues have been addressed in the care of COVID-19–positive or status unknown patients with aortic emergencies: 1. Management and triage
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Triage and management of aortic emergencies during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: A consensus document supported by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS)
October 30, 2020
October 1, 2020
Jill Ley, Prakash Patel, Kathryn Gray DeAngelis, and Michael Colligan share perspectives from the nursing, anesthesiology, perfusion, and physician assistant specialties, and suggest strategies for effective team response to emergency situations.
Optimizing Cardiac ICU Resource Utilization and Patient Safety: Nurse-Driven Care Team Collaborations
September 24, 2020
On Thursday, Sept. 17th, CTSNet hosted a live event that included nurse-driven strategies for optimizing cardiac ICU resource utilization and patient safety, enabling effective integration into clinical workflow, and outcomes improvement.
September 1, 2020
Joel Dunning speaks with Jill Ley about cardiothoracic surgery nurses at all stages of their careers.
August 28, 2020
The life and role of cardiothoracic surgical care practitioners during COVID-19 is discussed in this webinar session.
August 18, 2020
Jill Ley, Doa El-Ansary, Katijjahbe Mohd, Jenny Adams, Susan Triano, and Richard Gach discuss the origin of sternal precautions, the variability in how they are defined, and recent randomized research.
Cardiac Surgery in North America and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Regional Variability in Burden and Impact
August 15, 2020
The present study demonstrates the impact of COVID-19 on North American cardiac surgery institutions as well as helps associate region and COVID-19 burden with the impact on cardiac surgery volumes and case mix.
June 19, 2020
A large retrospective review of almost three decades of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic surgery, with considerable educational value especially on the anatomicoclinical correlations of the spinal vasculature.
June 18, 2020
Filmed at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Lisa R. DeGarmo of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas, moderates a discussion for advanced practice providers.
June 15, 2020
On June 12, CTSNet hosted a live event on allocating ICU resources efficiently and keeping patients safe in the post-surge era. The recorded live event is now available to view.