David W Holt, MA, CCT

Program Director and Assistant Professor

Clinical Perfusion Education
984144 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4144

Academic Appointments
Program Director, Clinical Perfusion Education, UNMC, 2002
Assistant Professor, Clinical Perfusion Education, UNMC, 2002

MA, Workforce Development Education, The Ohio State University, 2003
BS, Circulation Technology, The Ohio State University, 1979

2005 – Present American Society of Quality
2002 – Present American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
2002 – Present American Association Blood Banks (AABB)
2003 – Present Society for the Advancement of Bloodless Medicine (SABM)
2003 - Present Nebraska Perfusion Society (NPS)
2002 - Present American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusionists (AACP)
2001 - Present Journal of Extra-Corporeal Technology, (AmSECT)
2000 - Present Ohio Perfusion Society (OPS)
1977 - Present American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT)

Publications (last 5 years) 
Beck JR, Holt DW, Chan C, Fung K, Patton-Rivera K, Mullin D, Takeda K, Takayama H. Can upper extremity (deltoid) near infrared spectroscopy be used to assess cerebral tissue bed saturation on femorally cannulated veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation patients?
Sage. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659120906769

Blakey AK, Holt DW. Improving Decreased Heater–Cooler Efficiency as a Result of Heater–Cooler Infection Control Strategy. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2019;51:73–7

Shade BC, Melchior RW, Fisher DR, High R, Mascio CE, Rosenthal TM, Holt DW. (2019). Comparison of three infant venous reservoirs with vacuum-assisted venous drainage during varying levels of cardiotomy suction. Perfusion. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659119850344

Chores JB, Holt DW. Colloid Oncotic Pressure, Monitoring its Effects in Cardiac Surgery. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2017;49:249-256

Reagor J, Holt D. Removal of Gross Air Embolization from Cardiopulmonary Bypass Circuits with Integrated Arterial Line Filters: A Comparison of Circuit Designs, JECT. 2016; 48:1, 19-22.

Rosin MW, Holt D, "Heparin Dose and Postoperative Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass," JECT. 2013; 45:228-234.

Whittaker-Striker C, Woldorf S, Holt D, "Modification of Sodium, Glucose, Potassium and Osmolarity in Packed Red Blood Cells and Fresh Frozen Plasma Using a Desktop Hemoconcentrator Setup,"  JECT. 2012; 44: 60-65.

Nuszkowski N, Deutsch N, Jonas R, Zurakowski, D; Montague E, Holt D, "Randomized Trial of the Terumo Capiox® FX05 Oxygenator with Integral Arterial Filter versus Terumo Capiox® Baby RX05 and Terumo Capiox® AF02 Arterial Filter in Infants Undergoing Cardiopulmonary Bypass," JECT. 2011; 43: 207-214 (**Earned highest award for research at the annual International AmSECT conference, Orlando FL, April 2012).

Melchior RW, Rosenthal T, Schiavo K, Frey T, Rogers D, Patel J, Holt D, "A Systematic Evaluation of the Core Communication Skills Expected of a Perfusionist," Perfusion January 2012 27: 43-48.

Rath TE, Holt DW, “Vicarious Audiovisual Learning in Perfusion Education.”  JECT. 2010; 42: 305-312.

McIlwain B, Timpa J, Kurundkar AR, Holt DW, Kelly DR, Hartman Y, Neel ML, Karnatak RK, Killingsworth CR, Maheshwari A., “Systemic Inflammatory Response in a Neonatal Porcine Model of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.” Lab Invest 2010 Jan; 90(1): 128-139.  Epub 2009 Nov 9.

Steffens T, Kohmoto T, Edwards N, Wolman R, Holt DW, “Effects of Modified Ultrafiltration on Coagulation as Measured by the Thromboelastograph.” JECT. 2008;40:229–233.

Niles S, Burkhart H, Duffey D, Buhrman K, Burzynski J, Holt DW, “Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa (NovoSeven) in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery.” JECT. 2008;00:241–248.

McRobb C, Holt DW, “Methylene Blue-induced Methemoglobinemia during Cardiopulmonary Bypass? A Case Report and Literature Revie.” JECT 2008;40:206-214 **
**Earned “Case Report of the Year” for the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology awarded at the annual International AmSECT conference, San Antonio, April 2009.

Lucas MT, Limoli J, Schlut J, Holt DW, "Does Zero Balance Ultrafiltration Decrease the Incidence of Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass Atrial Fibrillation?” JECT 2008;40:109-115.

Campbell JA, Holt DW, Shostrom V, Durham SJ, "Influence of Intraoperative Fluid Volume on Cardiopulmonary Bypass Hematocrit and Blood Transfusions in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery." Campbell JA, Holt DW, Shostrom V, Durham SJ, JECT 2008;40: 99-108.