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Susan Eymann, MS

Susan Eymann is a medical writer with over 20 years of experience covering topics related to intraoperative blood flow measurement. She is also the author of the handbook, Flow-based Intraoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Patency Assurance, which has been widely recognized as one of the most valuable publications on graft patency currently in circulation. Susan holds a Master's of Science degree in Biology from Penn State University.

Recent Posts

ELSA Monitor Optimizes ECMO Delivery in Critically Ill

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains a last ditch therapy to treat neonatal, pediatric and adult patients suffering from severe respiratory syndrome and/or cardiac failure after they have not responded to other medical treatments.

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What to Know About CMS's New Bundled Payment Model

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

CMS announced a new voluntarily bundled-payment model, called the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced), that is considered the first alternative model proposed by the Trump administration. 

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Kidney Patient Advocates Make Strides

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

One in seven American adults, or 30 million people, are now estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many people, however, don’t know they have it. 

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Health & Safety Issues for Nephrology Nurses

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Nephrology nursing can be a rewarding job. Many nephrology nurses enter the field wanting to make the process of dialysis easier for their patients and see it as an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with patients and their families. Dialysis nursing also has a predicted job growth rate of 26% over the next decade.

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Do You Know Where Your Tax Dollars Go?

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on May 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Most of us have recently filled out and paid our income taxes. The average income tax payment is about $10,000. But did you know that Medicaid and Medicare combined are one of the top expenditures from that average $10,000 we pay in tax dollars?

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NANT Clarifies Nephrology Technician Terminology

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Apr 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The Board of Directors at the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists (NANT) is seeking to better define the roles of nephrology technicians and technologists in contributing to the care of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. In line with these efforts, they have appealed to the 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to change the current umbrella terminology "Patient Care Technicians" (PCTs) to "Nephrology Clinical Technicians" (NCTs) for those technicians that deal directly with patients, and "Nephrology Biomedical Technologists" (NBTs) for technologists that work with dialysis equipment.

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Medicare Incentivizes Early CKD Stage 3 Diagnosis

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Apr 20, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the slow break down of our kidneys' ability to filter fluid and waste products from our blood. The disease afflicts more than 2 million persons

worldwide and more than 650,000 persons in the United States. Kidneys don’t typically fail all at once, but their function usually declines slowly over a period of years. Frequently, CKD does not present symptoms in its early stages so it is often called “a silent killer.”
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Taking Care of Your Vascular Access

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Apr 18, 2018 7:30:00 AM

As an end-stage-renal disease (ESRD) hemodialysis patient, your access is your link to life. Knowing the blood flow in your access by Transonic Hemodialysis Monitor measurements is critical for your well being. But what can you do if you discover that your flows are trending down? First, you should talk with your nephrologist about your flows and solicit his or her feedback.

But what more can one do? It takes only a minute each day to check your access to safeguard your lifeline.

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Profile of Excellence: Dr. Bruce W. Lytle

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Apr 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Chairman, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation87th AATS President (2006-2007)

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Topics: Cardiothoracic

Profile of Excellence: Dr. D. Craig Miller

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Apr 9, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery Stanford University 88th AATS President (2007-2008)

Dr. D. Craig Miller, the Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at Stanford University, is, by his own admission, a cowboy and a maverick. He attributes his independent nature to growing up on cattle ranches owned and run by his physician father in northern California.

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Topics: Cardiothoracic