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Cardiopulmonary bypass is a proven technology utilized in a variety of surgeries mostly involving the heart. As a Cardiovascular Perfusionist you are required to be the professional body responsible for the techniques and safe application of extracorporeal circuitry. This course will teach you about the equipment and the various techniques used to safely conduct cardiopulmonary bypass. Descriptions of the most common surgeries requiring Cardiopulmonary Bypass will also be discussed.
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. Textbooks will be available for purchase at the BCIT Burnaby Campus Bookstore approximately six weeks before the start of term. Your Program Assistant will be in contact with you via email with course registration details.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
the history and evolution of open – heart surgery
the most common types of heart and aortic surgeries
the major components of the heart/lung machine
Analyze the general design of components that constitute the extra corporeal circuit (ECC)
Describe priming of the EC circuit and the solutions used to prime the EC circuit
Describe the systemic effects of the ECC on blood components and the inflammatory response
Describe the importance of maintaining aseptic and sterile techniques
Explain the principles involved in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)
Describe common open heart surgical procedures related to cardiovascular anatomy and physiology
Analyze the concept of hemodilution and its physiological effects during CPB
Apply concepts involved in myocardial protection while on CPB
Differentiate the various cannulation techniques used for CPB and cardioplegia delivery
Explain the principles involved in the initiation, maintenance, and termination of Cardiopulmonary bypass
Illustrate the techniques used in initiation, maintenance and weaning from CPB
Analyze the concept of metabolic demand of the body and myocardium during CPB
Determine the effects of Acid-base balance, Flow/pressure, autoregulation, temperature and anaesthesia have on metabolism
Describe the components of the heart lung machine and heater-cooler units
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016
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