Face respirator fit testing: approx $25 per year, annual re-fitting required.
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You will learn to use reason, analysis, calculations, problem solving, critical thinking, and other learning skills to acquire knowledge, comprehend, and synthesize complex situations. Students must be prepared for achieving and maintaining a high level of knowledge and clinical competence, as well as having a distinct awareness of the consequence of error in judgment and/or skill. Under supervision the students will be assessed on how safely and effectively they work in often stressful situations.
Clinical site rotations are assigned using student input and a computer program to generate assignments. Although student input is used for site assignments, there is no guarantee that you will receive your preferred placements. The hospitals listed below will provide clinical placements:
Employment opportunities for clinical perfusionists are increasing due to the growing number of people age 65 and older who are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and require open-heart surgery. This number of surgical procedures is expected to rise as the population continues to age. Also, new procedures in the treatment of cardiovascular disease are increasing the need for cardiovascular perfusionists.
Employment of perfusionists is expected to grow faster than the average for most medical professions through the year 2010 as the volume of cardiac surgery increases.
Students are encouraged to become student members of the following professional associations:
Neil D Casey
Chief of Perfusion, BCCH / PHSA
MBA, BSc Kinesiology
Canadian Certified Perfusionist, Respiratory Therapist
Chief of Perfusion, Royal Columbian Hospital
Dr. Calvin Wan
Cardiac Surgery, FRCSC
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