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PERF 7200 - Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 1

Cardiovascular Perfusion Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

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.





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 42235

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 18 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 18 Online Online Delivery


Robert Leslie

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe:
    • 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

Related Programs

PERF 7200 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Cardiovascular Perfusion
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

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Cardiopulmonary Bypass And Mechanical Support
Author Gravlee
Copyright 2015
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-1-45119-361-9
Price $339.95

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Practical Approach To Cardiac Anesthesia
Author Hensley
Publisher Lipp
Copyright 2018
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-49637-266-6
Price $150.50


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