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PERF 7220 - Perfusion Equipment and Techniques 3

Cardiovascular Perfusion Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

This course deals with ancillary perfusion technologies used in the support of patients with cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular pathologies. The Clinical Perfusionist must have a thorough understanding of all related technologies, and educated to a level that enables them to take a lead in patient care outside of the routine Perfusion environment. This process is essential for Perfusionists working within a cardiovascular centre.


BHSC 6110 and PERF 7110 and PERF 7210



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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Assess the concepts and application related to OPCAB, Robotic and Port Access techniques
  • Describe equipment and techniques used during repair of the thoracic/abdominal aorta
  • Differentiate the practice and application of hemofiltration and dialysis on CPB.
  • Outline the mechanics, physiology and use of an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Assess the function, application and limitations of intra-operative blood conservation techniques
  • Analyze the indications and application of isolated limb perfusion
  • Evaluate the specific strategies and procedures solid organ preservation for transplantation
  • List the donor and recipient selection criteria for organ transplantation, and discuss equipment and techniques.
  • Describe commonly used Ventricular Assist Devices
  • Analyze the indications, selection and application of Extra Corporeal Life Support (ECLS)
  • Online the management of special cases potentially seen in cardiac surgery.
  • Describe the specific strategies used to deal with potentially catastrophic situations on CPB

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

PERF 7220 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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