The Perfusionist operates the heart-lung machine to propel oxygenated blood to patient's tissues during heart surgery, and to manage the physiological status of the patient during pre-surgery, surgery and post-operative stages in accordance with established procedures and regulatory requirements. This position prepares, sets up, sterilizes, adjusts, operates, and monitors perfusion and related equipment, and maintains and repairs or makes arrangements for repairs and electronic adjustments to the pump oxygenator, and maintains adequate inventory. The Perfusionist may provide training and leadership to new members of the Perfusion staff, house staff, nurses and technicians. RESPONSIBILITIES:
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AABB (Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies) is an international, not-for-profit organization representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and biotherapies. The Association works collaboratively
to advance the field through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and education programs. AABB is dedicated to its mission of improving lives by making transfusion medicine and biotherapies safe, available and effective worldwide.