LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Louisiana Organ Procurement Organization (LOPA) is saving more lives by recovering more hearts and organs after having several of its transplant coordinators trained in administering echocardiogram exams. LOPA had coordinators trained in echocardiography through a unique course delivered by CompuMed, Inc. and West Coast Ultrasound Institute (WCUI). The Basic Echocardiography for the Transplant Coordinator course is one of the only ultrasound courses in the country that is customized to the specific needs of the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) community. By training its transplant coordinators in echocardiography, LOPA is increasing its organ yield through its ability to administer serial echocardiogram exams twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week on demand.
"Recently, we recovered a heart which would have been impossible to recover using our old model. After attending the CompuMed/WCUI course, one of our coordinators, Bo Credeur, was able to perform an echo that resulted in a transplanted heart. Without having this skillset in-house, we would not even have pursued this case because the chances of recovery were very slim due to the case profile and because the hospital sonographer was unavailable. Our early success has already justified the investment we have made in the course and equipment and we are now in the process of expanding this initiative," said Joey Boudreaux, LOPA's Chief Clinical Officer.
"Joey Boudreaux and the LOPA team are trailblazers in revolutionizing the OPO industry to save more lives. We're humbled that CompuMed's Enterprise OPO Solution is playing a role in their success," said W. Scott Rombach, CompuMed's President and CEO.
Please contact CompuMed for specifics regarding the Basic Echocardiography for the Transplant Coordinator course. Information on CompuMed's Enterprise OPO Solution is provided at compumedinc.com.
Further information on West Coast Ultrasound Institute is available at wcui.edu.
CompuMed, Inc. (OTCPink: CMPD) Enterprise Telemedicine Solutions provide patients with the highest level of clinical care at reduced costs. Its telecardiology and teleradiology offerings provide real-time access to U.S. Board-Certified specialists through cloud-based technology and integrated medical devices to medical facilities anywhere in the world. The company has been in business over 26 years and services over 1,000 clinical settings. CompuMed is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. Visit CompuMed at http://www.compumedinc.com.
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