"Some perfusion schools just do academic work. Not here. We start off observing in the OR and doing academic work. Then we start doing the perfusion work. It's intense, but someone's always watching you. They won't let you do anything wrong. They don't expect you to know everything. You're supposed to ask questions." —T. Patel
Cardiovascular Perfusion - Bachelor of Science
Rm. 1217, 766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Perfusionists are operating room specialists who conduct cardiopulmonary bypass. That is, they pump and oxygenate the blood of patients whose hearts or lungs are stopped, usually during open heart surgery.
The cardiovascular perfusion program accepts eight students each year. Graduates are eligible to take the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion's National Certification Examination.
A Cardiovascular Perfusionist's work is a matter of life or death. People who succeed in this field thrive on excitement and stressful situations. More >