A BioSkills Lab Presenting Split Thickness Skin Recovery
This program will demonstrate best practices in the recovery of skin in a wet lab setting. This program will include core elements of skin recovery including mapping the skin donor, maintaining a 4” width of skin graft, monitoring thickness for processor specifications, best practices for difficult recovery sites, and the importance of the assistant.
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Codi Stewart, CTBS
As Exsurco’s leader of their Amalgatome devices, Codi helps burn clinicians solve challenges in excision and skin grafting. Codi is available to assist surgical and burn centers in clinical evaluations, data collection, training labs and to provide support during burn and trauma procedures.
Codi has performed over 2,000 tissue recovery procedures resulting in life-saving allografts used in burn and trauma, cardiac and vascular applications. He is sitting for the Certified Wound Care Specialist (CWS) this summer, adding that certification to his credentials.
Adam Stewart, CTBS
Adam helps maximize clinician experience with the Exsurco’s burn and surgical applications. He leads training labs for our customers, conducts in-services, attends initial cases, assists in clinical evaluations of the system, works closely with Sterile Processing Departments and compiles documentation to support Value Analysis requirements.
Adam has recovered over 16,000 life-saving skin allografts in his 11+ years as a Certified Tissue Banking Specialist (CTBS). He plans to add Certified Wound Care Specialist (CWS) to his credentials soon.
Ryan Hendrick, CTBS
Ryan’s passion is for training customers to ensure Exsurco products and services add value to the work they do every day. In this role, he provides hands-on training programs, conducting in-services, providing product troubleshooting support regarding safety, handling, operation, and maintenance of the products in tissue banks.
Ryan understands the value of fostering a team approach to recovery based on his 14 years of experience in the Tissue Banking industry. His guidance helps significantly increase split-thickness skin recovery yields at every site visited.
Amber F. McAfee, BS, MBA, CTBS, CWCMS, ST
With Exsurco since its inception in 2010, Amber led the company’s growth into tissue and surgical settings to redefine excision science. She supports Exsurco’s community of healthcare professional customers who are advancing the healing power of skin to patients who need it the most.
Uncovering customer needs, problem-solving, and providing solutions is nothing new to Amber who started her career as a Surgical Technician and Combat Medic in the U.S. Army. After completing active duty, she remained in the reserves and found her home in the transplant industry at Lifeline of Ohio. Her second day on the job was the September 11th attacks on our nation and Amber knew then saving lives would become her lifelong passion.
Amber worked with the team of engineers that developed the Amalgatome MD for skin grafting procedures in tissue donation, which since 2010 has resulted in over half a million life-saving dermal allografts for burn survivors.
Exsurco is proud to be a partner of the Phoenix Society and The Spiegel Burn Foundation for Burn Survivors and an advocate for Tissue Donation Across America through Donate Life America and the American Association of Tissue Banks.