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Career Perfusionists, Focused on Care.

Comprehensive Care Services has always been owned and managed by practicing perfusionists. Working daily with a team of dedicated clinicians enables us to identify and focus on the safest, most efficient treatment solutions for dynamic healthcare institutions.

 

THE HEART OF THE OR

What are Perfusion Services?

Frequently, cardiac and thoracic surgeries are dependent upon still, unventilated lungs and a motionless heart, as a necessary component of vital surgery. A quiet, bloodless surgical field allows doctors the ability to perform highly complex, life-saving surgeries on their patients.

A heart-lung machine (HLM), containing an artificial lung and pump, can safely push blood throughout the body, and keep a patient’s organs and brains alive and functioning optimally. These intricate machines must be operated by skilled, focused perfusionists. Those same healthcare professionals, in close concert with supervising physicians, constantly scrutinize several diagnostic monitors, administer critical medications, and manipulate physiological conditions to ensure the safest, best patient care.

Perfusionists are also many times responsible for ancillary life support devices utilized in a modern cardiovascular operating room.

Autologous blood saving devices (ATS) are used in conjunction with an HLM to save blood lost on the surgical field. The shed blood is then cleaned, concentrated, and re-infused. This minimizes the amount of donor banked blood given to surgery patients. ATS can also be used for non-cardiac procedures such as back, neuro, vascular, and trauma surgeries.

An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), generally inserted through a major leg artery, is an arterial catheter that is used to supplement a sick heart’s blood output, until it recovers sufficiently to beat unassisted.

A ventricular assist device (VAD) can help, or take the place of, a severely malfunctioning heart. The heart then is allowed time to recover at its own pace. In some instances, a VAD is used as a bridge to cardiac transplant, whether the patient’s heart is pumping, or not.

Finally, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation devices perform a task similar to a VAD, but also incorporate an artificial lung to provide the body with oxygen in place of native lungs.

Modern cardiac surgery is sometimes described as analogous to a ballet, with a team of perfusionists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and technicians working in a synchronized manner. Results are dependent on their ability to effectively communicate, and yet act independently, to achieve the common goal of the best, safest patient care.

 

Benefits of Partnership

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Why choose CCS Perfusion?

From ancillary, scheduled treatments used in a variety of surgical applications, to long term 24/7 patient care, to reliable response to emergency surgeries, there are plenty of reasons to depend on the team of expert team of healthcare professionals at CCS.

A commitment to safe patient care and effective outcomes forms a basis for the focus and direction of the team of personnel at CCS. Experience, training, continuing education, and research ensure that neuromonitoring technicians, perfusionists, and perioperative blood management staff provide appropriate care in a variety of hospital settings.

Delivering cost efficient perfusion and intraoperative neuromonitoring treatment modalities is a core value at CCS. Meeting institutional financial goals through a well-designed supply chain, billing services, and optimal reimbursement allow CCS to offer the highest quality service options at affordable rates.

If you are looking for a partner that will be able to provide you on-demand access to an experienced team of highly-trained perfusionists, we invite you to explore the benefits of partnership and look forward to working with you.

Dreaming of a rewarding career working with other dynamic professionals? Join the CCS perfusion team.