College of Engineering
This course focuses on cultivating professional identity and ethical practice for perfusionists. Seminars, case-based discussions, and simulations will be used to develop skilled, inter-professional, and technical competencies. Students will conduct critical analysis of documents identifying the scope of practice and code of ethics of the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) and will learn about quality management programs for a perfusion department. This will incorporate the total quality cycle, including process improvement. Additionally, there will be a segment on the concept and function of teams and team dynamics relating to the cardiac surgery suite. They will also learn about the nature and prevalence of safety issues and demonstrate the ability to minimize the associated risks of cardiopulmonary bypass.