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PERF 7210 - Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 2

Cardiovascular Perfusion Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

A continuation of PERF 7200, this course will focus on the safe application, maintenance and weaning of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB). The physiological principles of Extracorporeal circulation and its effects on the body will be a major focus of this course. A thorough understanding of metabolism, anticoagulation and the systemic effects of CPB are essential to the practicing Clinical Perfusionist.


BHSC 6100 and PERF 7100 and PERF 7200





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 83015

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Apr 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 16 Online Delivery
See Notes below



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. Students must have successfully completed all Term 1 courses. Contact details for PTS Program Assistant for Perfusion: Melanie on 604-451-7137, email

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the systemic effects CPB can have on multiple organ systems
  • Describe pre-operative preparation techniques and patient considerations
  • Explain the importance of Coagulation Management while on CPB
  • Discuss the application of appropriate anticoagulation techniques during CPB
  • List the common tests used to asses anticoagulation during CPB
  • Explain the principles involved in the safe initiation of CPB
  • Describe the maintenance phase of CPB, and the tools used by Perfusionists to ensure safe and effective care of the cardiothoracic patient during this period of time
  • List the steps involved when preparing for separation, or weaning from bypass
  • Describe the process of weaning from CPB
  • Compare the systemic effects CPB has on various organ systems
  • Describe the application hypothermia during CPB

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

PERF 7210 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

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


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