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PERF 8400 - Cardiovascular Perfusion Clinical 4

Cardiovascular Perfusion Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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Course Details

Cardiovascular Perfusion Clinical 4 is a continuation of PERF 8300. The students are expected to improve upon the level of competency gained in previous clinical courses. In this clinical course, students will continue to review and apply the objectives introduced in previous rotations, as well as prepare and apply advanced Perfusion techniques and technologies. Review of CPB case studies will assist the students in understanding various clinical scenarios and conditions that have presented in the past and how they were managed.


PERF 8300





Winter 2021

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

CRN 88230

Mon Mar 22 - Fri Jun 25 14 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 22 - Jun 25 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Robin Wolfe

Course Outline




  1. Clinical lab format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This Clinical Practicum is reserved for students who have been accepted into the Cardiovascular Perfusion Advanced Specialty Certificate program. Contact details for the 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:

  • Display the safe application of objectives from PERF 8100, PERF 8200 and PERF 8300.
  • Describe the indications/evaluations of patients for Heart Transplantation.
  • Perform effective and safe management of CPB case during Heart Transplantation.
  • Describe indications/case setup and management of Lung and Liver Transplant cases.
  • Describe the indications and clinical differences between; Veno-venous Extra Corporeal Oxygenation (VV ECMO), Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS), Veno-Arterial Extra Corporeal Oxygenation (VA) ECMO, Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).
  • Explain ECMO objectives from didactic Year 1.
  • Prepare and prime ECMO circuit.
  • Assess potential VV ECMO, ECLS, VA ECMO patients and safely prepare associated circuitry and pumps.
  • Review the various cannulation and anticoagulation techniques for: VV ECMO, ECLS, VA ECMO.
  • Safely perform initiation, maintenance and weaning from ECMO.
  • Review indications, contraindications, setup and operation for the various ventricular assist devices (VADS), implantable artificial hearts, and implantable cardiac assist devices.
  • Describe physiologic principles involved in the use of VADS.
  • Describe and demonstrate safe transport techniques for patients requiring extracorporeal support.
  • Describe indications, use and processing techniques for Platelet Gel Therapy
  • Describe indications and techniques for Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass (OPCAB) surgery.
  • Describe the setup of Cardiac Robotic cases.
  • Prepare or describe the CPB pump and circuit for minimally invasive cardiac surgeries.
  • Describe and assist in the cannulation for minimally invasive CPB.
  • Evaluate CPB case studies, and correlate clinical history and physiological findings with case management.
  • Participate in the evaluation of new equipment and techniques.
  • Communicate effectively during the procedure with all members of the health care team.
  • Perform post-op CPB evaluation and, reflect on individual performance and set goals for improvement.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

PERF 8400 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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