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Cardiac Anaesthesia and Clinical Pharmacology 2 PERF 7110

Cardiovascular Perfusion Course

Course details

A continuation of the learning objectives completed in Cardiac Anaesthesia and Pharmacology I. Further learning in this course will expand to include arterial blood gas analysis, components of the coagulation cascade, and pharmacology used in the cardiac OR setting.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of PERF 7110 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 83016


Wed Jan 04 - Thu Apr 13 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 83016
  • $1302.13
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 13 N/A N/A Online

Savy Spada

Course outline




Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. This is an online course requiring computer and internet access. This course is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Students must have successfully completed all Term 1 courses. For details contact:

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe Arterial Blood Gas Analysis.
  • Describe the use of vasopressors in the cardiac patient.
  • Critically analyze the pharmacology of various vasopressors.
  • Differentiate the pharmacology of:
    • isotropic agents used in the cardiac patient
    • vasodilating agents used in the cardiac patient
    • Calcium channel blockers used in the cardiac patient
    • antiarrythmics used in the cardiac patient
    • diuretics used in the cardiac patient
    • heparin and its use in the cardiac patient
    • Direct Thrombin Inhibitors and their use in the cardiac patient
    • other anticoagulants used in the cardiac patient
    • procoagulants used in cardiac surgery
  • Describe components of the coagulation cascade.
  • Distinguish the most common coagulation disorders seen in the cardiac patient.
  • Plan anaesthetic care of the patient with CAD, Valvular and Aortic disease.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

Cardiac Anaesthesia and Clinical Pharmacology 2 (PERF 7110) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Advanced Certificate Part-time


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