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May 27, 2020 Webinar - Centrifuge Based TPE for Sepsis / Multiorgan Failure in COVID-19 Infection
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When: May 27, 2020
12:00 PM
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United States
Contact: ASFA Head Office

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Title: Centrifuge Based Therapeutic Plasma Exchange for Sepsis / Multiorgan Failure in COVID-19 Infection
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm ET (1.5 Hour Duration)
Speakers: Dr. Joseph Restivo, Dr. L. Keith Scott, Dr. Philip Keith, Claire Caton & Shannon Scott


Joseph Restivo, DO

  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathologist
  • Research Medical Center
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Med School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine Fellowship: Medical College of Wisconsin / Blood Center of Wisconsin

L. Keith Scott, MD, MSc, FCCM

  • Adult and pediatric Intensivist and director of the SICU at LSU Health in Shreveport
  • Expertise in ECMO having performed that procedure for more than 20 years 
  • Former Chief of the CVICU at Wake Forest University, studying TOE in severe sepsis, TAMOF and other hyper-immune conditions
  • Professor of Pediatrics, Surgery and Medicine at LSU Health
  • Holds a master degree in Global Health and infectious Diseases from the University of Edinburgh 
  • Active in developing ICU care models in Haiti and parts of rural Africa
Philip Keith, MD
  • Intensivist
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • West Columbia, SC

Claire Caton, BSN, RN

  • Apheresis RN at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, MO
  • Previous Nurse Manager of Inpatient Oncology & BMT Unit
  • 3 Years of Critical Care experience as an ICU RN 
  • Daisy Award Winner & HCA Excellence in Nursing Award Recipient
Shannon Scott, RN, MSN, FNP-C, QIA
  • Apheresis Coordinator at Research Medical Center in Kansas City since 2018
  • RN for 24 years with 14 years experience in Apheresis
  • Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Obtained Qualification in Apheresis in 2019
Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss pertinent clinical features seen in severe/ life-threatening COVID-19 infection.
  2. Discuss a rationale for use of therapeutic plasma exchange for the sepsis / multiorgan failure indication in these patients.
  3. Summarize early practical experiences and outcomes using TPE in patients with sepsis / multiorgan failure and COVID-19.

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