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.
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.