Perfusion

What are the expectations of a perfusionist career?

For those with a strong background or interest in healthcare and science, a career working as a perfusionist can be highly rewarding. Perfusionists work as key members of cardiovascular surgical teams by using specialized equipment and patient monitoring techniques.  Let’s find out more about this exciting career path essential to the practice of modern medicine. …

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The Evolving Role of the Perfusionist: 3 Major Trends

For hospitals and medical centers, the need for perfusion services continues to increase, and the practice has never been more relevant. Additionally, major shifts in the healthcare industry will also influence practitioners.  Let’s see how the evolving role of the perfusionist will be impacted by these new trends.  ECMO Beyond the OR Traditionally, extracorporeal membrane …

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Perfusion Problems: Complications Associated with ECMO/ECLS

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO (also known as Extracorporeal Life Support or ECLS) supports patients during life-threatening situations, such as heart or lung failure due to illness, after cardiac surgery, or as a bridge for patients awaiting a lung transplant or heart assist device.  Despite ECLS being used for decades, perfusion problems continue to exist …

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Mechanical Perfusion and Oxygenation for Extended Ex Vivo Organ Preservation

Since the early days of transplant medicine, the parallel practice of organ preservation branched off into a separate science and field of research. The primary goal of mechanical perfusion and oxygenation is to protect organs from the consequences of hypoxia for as long as possible until transplantation can occur. Cooling is an obvious method to …

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Utilizing qualitative research to improve clinical outcomes.

The fundamental purpose of qualitative research is to understand better why a particular group behaves as it does. The numbers produced by quantitative research only scratch the surface of these types of questions, being more about learning which sub-groups are essential and how much they may vary in behaviors and responses. In comparison, qualitative research …

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