"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
Hands-on CPB For MDMany physicians that work in the heart room can learn more about perfusion.
Physicians such as cardiac surgery and anesthesiology residents and fellows can gain a more complete understanding of cardiopulmonary bypass through demonstrations and hands-on learning exercises. The field of anesthesia is ahead of most other medical disciplines in their acceptance and application of simulation.
In our high fidelity environment physicians can learn more about perfusion in one day they could have learned in a month in the heart room because they are, free from the responsibility of patient care, and can actually touch the equipment, turn the knobs and move the clamps to develop a much more thorough appreciation of extracorporeal technologies.