The Clinical Perfusion Scientist role
A clinical perfusion scientist or perfusionist is a healthcare professional that operates the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgeries and other procedures that requires extracorporeal perfusion support.
The Perfusionists main role is to conduct the cardiopulmonary machine, monitor and manage the patient physiological functions during surgery.
The Perfusionist works in theatres as part of a multidisciplinary team witch includes: Surgeons, Anaesthetists, Cardiologists, Nurses, ODP, SCP and HCSW.
As part of their role perfusionists are involved in managing and supervising:
How to became a Perfusionist?
To became a clinical perfusion scientist in Great Britain and Ireland you will need to:
Society of Clinical Perfusionist of Great Britain and Ireland
The European Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion