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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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Then the surgeons do their magic," says Holt, "while the perfusionist manages the patient's lungs and bloodflow using the heart-lung machine.
An alternative system using membrane filtration has been developed that is less expensive because it obviates the need for a continuous-flow machine and a staff of skilled perfusionists.
The surgeon, surgical nurses and the perfusionist look at the technical side and we look after the medical part.
Perfusionist comes from the Latin for "pour through.
A proprietary fiber winding process with an interlaced pattern that efficiently filters the blood and removes particles and air while at the same time oxygenating the blood; Smooth tubular pathways for blood to pass through and a first-of-its-kind curved venous inlet tube, both of which reduce blood turbulence during the surgical procedure; Enhanced setup and customization capabilities, including a new oxygenator system holder, which gives perfusionists improved flexibility and ease of use in various operating rooms, including those with limited space.
Bradford Sanders, chief perfusionist at Phoenix Children's Hospital and the corresponding author of the report.
The circulating nurse, scrub nurse, anesthesiologist, perfusionist and any other support professional can better anticipate the needs of the surgeon and track the progress of the case.
Ronald Gorney, PA-C, CCP, the chief perfusionist at Children's Medical Center Dallas, used the D101 in the open-heart, modified Fontan operation.
Phil Garwood, CCP, Perfusionist, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia
This is an exciting time for perfusionists treating our fragile neonatal and pediatric patients, as these oxygenators and reservoirs provide us with new options for ensuring the best care for small children requiring cardiopulmonary bypass," said Vince Olshove, Certified Clinical Perfusionist and Chief of Perfusion Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
EACTS represents more than 3,000 surgeons, perfusionists and allied healthcare workers throughout Europe
Shortlisted suppliers will be required to supply 4 sterile tubing sets for in theatre use evaluation by perfusionists and cardiac surgeons.