perfusionist


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perfusionist

 [per-fu´zhun-ist]
a technologist who operates the heart-lung machine during cardiopulmonary bypass.

perfusionist

(pĕr-fyū'shŭn-ist),
The operator of an oxygenator, such as the extracorporeal membrane oxygenator during surgery.

perfusionist

[pərfyo̅o̅′zhənist]
Etymology: L, perfundere, to pour over
an allied health professional who assists in performing procedures that involve extracorporeal circulation, such as during open-heart surgery or hypothermia.

perfusionist

(pĕr-fū′zhŭn-ĭst)
A health care professional, formally known as a clinical perfusion scientist, who manages extracorporeal circulation of blood and operates the heart-lung machine.
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However, in our institution, implantation of the ECMO usually requires surgeons and perfusionists and could not be performed immediately at that time.
At her sister's recommendation, Davis decided in 1995 to pursue a career as a cardiovascular perfusionist, which is a medical professional who monitors and operates the extracorporeal circulation equipment during medical surgeries.
6pc) of perfusionists use cell phone during the performance of cardiopulmonary bypass
CPT Midla currently works at Madigan Army Medical Center as a physician assistant and clinical perfusionist for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Service.
He began his career in procurement in 1978 as a chief renal perfusionist at CORE, and served as senior organ procurement coordinator before being named to head the OPO in 1985.
Three nurses, a perfusionist, and an anesthesiologist were also part of the surgical team.
For instance, the loss of an experienced scrub nurse or perfusionist in the cardiovascular program can lead to losses from canceled cases, paying staff during downtime and searching for employees with similar expertise.
The surgeon then directs the nurse and perfusionist to connect the patient's vessels to a heart-lung bypass machine that regulates oxygenation and blood pressure while the heart is stopped.
1-6] However, because an expensive machine and a dedicated perfusionist are required, continuous-flow blood salvage is inaccessable to many mid-sized and small hospitals.
He was a lab technician but within few months he became a perfect Perfusionist.
The difference between the two studies is that they used passive perfusion of grafts and we used perfusionist assisted active warm blood perfusion of all grafts keeping in mind that it is controlled and better17 and blood can be enriched.
He is a University of Windsor graduate in the field of Bio-Science/ Health Administration and achieved his Dialysis Perfusionist certification thereafter.