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  Principles of Apheresis Technology - 7th Edition (2020) and the new Companion Apheresis Study Guide

ASFA is pleased to announce the impending release of the Principles of Apheresis Technology - 7th Edition. It includes major updates and streamlining of practical and clinically useful content, addition of more chapters and, for the first time ever, a separate companion volume of high impact self-study questions, the Apheresis Study Guide. The main book is a very complete practical review of Apheresis medicine with nearly 300 pages and this is reinforced by the Apheresis Study Guide with nearly 170 pages of questions and answers.

The 7th edition and Study Guide would not have been possible without a dedicated team of editors. ASFA would like to thank the following individuals:

Senior Editor:
Rasheed A. Balogun, MD FACP FASN HP(ASCP)
Associate Editors:
Nicole Aqui, MD
Alicia Garcia, RN HP(ASCP)
Huy P. Pham, MD, MPH
Antonio S. Torloni, MD
Gay Wehrli, MD, MBA, MSEd
Chisa Yamada, MD 

Jill Adamski, MD
Christine Befort, BSN, RN
Edwin A. Burgstaler, MT, HP(ASCP)
Jennifer Collins, RN, BSN, QIACM
Laura Collins, RN, BSN, HP(ASCP)
Giustina De Silvestro, MD
Andrew Fesnak, MD
Kristin Gray, MSN, RN
Margaret M. Hannan, BS, MSM/OL, CQA (ASQ)
Renee T. Harris, MSN, RN, CNN, CN4
Chelsea A. Hayes, MD
Jan C. Hofmann, MD, MPH, MSc
Leah L. Irwin, RN, MSN, CRNP
Mandi Kaiser, RN
Eileen Galvin Karr, RN, BSN, HP(ASCP), QIA
Tammie Keith, RN HP
Walter E. Kelley, DO, FCAP
Anjushree Kumar, MD
Jenny Lee, RN, BSN, CNN, HP
Jerel Lee Salvador Malong, RN QIA
Erin Goodhue Meyer, DO, MPH
Andrew T. Nord, PA-C, MT(ASCP), QIA
Jay S. Raval, MD
Chelsea R. Reyes, BSN, RN, QIA
Amber P. Sanchez, MD
Patricia Shi, MD
Joseph Schwartz, MD, MPH
Suzanne R. Thibodeaux, MD, PhD
Hans Vrielink, MD, PhD

The Principles of Apheresis Technology is intended to provide the user with a basic overview of the theory and applications of apheresis. The Principles of Apheresis Technology is intended to increase the reader's awareness and understanding regarding apheresis technologies and applications.  This tool with the companion Study Guide may be used to supplement current or past education and experience in the field of apheresis and allow the reader to assess their current level of understanding.

These invaluable textbooks, published by ASFA, provide a basic, yet expansive overview of the theory and applications of apheresis technology and can serve as a basis for developing training programs for those new to the field of apheresis medicine. Topics covered include:

  • Basic Science
  • Apheresis Instrumentation
  • Therapeutic Apheresis Procedures
  • Clinical Decision Making and the American Society for Apheresis Guidelines
  • Vascular Access
  • Care of Patients Receiving Therapeutic Apheresis
  • Donor Apheresis
  • Apheresis for Cellular Therapies
  • Apheresis Program Management Essentials
  • Quality Management for the Apheresis Manager
  • Special Considerations in Pediatric Apheresis
  • Ethical Considerations for the Apheresis Practitioner – An Introduction
  • Self-Study Answers Appendix
  • Mathematics in Apheresis
  • Therapeutic Apheresis in Organ Transplantation (New)
  • Therapeutic Apheresis in Pregnancy (New)

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