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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





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 60863

Mon Apr 26 - Fri Aug 06 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Aug 06 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Robin Wolfe

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Guided learning format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This online Learning Hub course requires 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 2 courses. Contact details for PTS Program Assistant for Cardiovascular Perfusion: Melanie on 604-451-7137; email

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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