extracorporeal membrane oxygen (ECMO) and therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE)
At the end of the webinar, the participants
should be able to:
and understand which patients on ECMO may require TPE.
and address the unique technical apheresis instrument issues that arise
with the performance of a tandem ECMO/TPE procedure.
and address the unique patient issues that arise with performance of a
tandem ECMO/TPE procedure.
Presenter: Jay Raval, MD
Dr. Jay Raval
received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, during which time he was a Howard Holderness
Distinguished Medical Research Scholar. He trained at the University of
Pittsburgh where he completed a surgical internship followed by residency
training in clinical pathology. He went on to complete blood
banking/transfusion medicine fellowship training in the joint program between
the University of Pittsburgh and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine.
During this time, he developed an interest in therapeutic hemapheresis and
hematopoietic progenitor cell collection and processing. Dr.
Raval stayed on as faculty at the University of Pittsburgh
and The Institute for Transfusion Medicine for one year before joining
the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is the Medical Director
of Therapeutic Apheresis.