Clinical perfusion is a person educated and highly trained, through clinical practice for the management of devices and equipment for extracorporeal circulation and circulatory and respiratory support system of patients whose medical condition requires cardiac intervention.
Clinical perfusionist are an integral part of the team. They participate in all open-heart surgery as follows:
1. Organization, planning, preparation, self-management and maintenance of extracorporeal circulation:
3. Management systems for protection of infarction (system for providing security cardioplegia)
4. Management systems for blood processing (hemofiltration techniques, hemodilution, blood separation and rescue units - cell saver)
5. Keeping records, stats, and ongoing assessment of the quality of work (perfusion score - perfskor)
6. Knowing the technical characteristics, maintenance and care of medical devices
7. Participation in research and scientific work and education in terms of continuous improvement techniques of extracorporeal circulation:
To perform extracorporeal circulation and to understand its principles, it is appropriate clinical knowledge and experience in the domain of various medical branches, but also in physics, mechanics and biotechnology. The level of responsibility is increased by the fact that improper implementation of procedures directly affects the success of the surgery and of course, the patient's life.