BSc. Cardiac Perfusion Technology (CPT) is an Undergraduate Program offered by SSSIHMS –WFD is the one and only teaching hospital in the nation offer college graduates the opportunity to fill the need for sophisticated health care professionals by becoming perfusion technologists totally free of cost.
Cardiovascular perfusion is the science of providing extracorporeal circulation in order to artificially support and temporarily replace a patient’s respiratory and circulatory systems. A perfusionist is a skilled allied health professional, trained and educated specifically as a member of an open-heart surgical team, responsible for the selection, setup and operation of a Heart-Lung Machine and other life support system like IABP, LVAD, RVAD & ECMO.
Additionally the perfusionist must be capable of handling stressful situations, pay great attention to detail, communicate effectively, and be willing to stay abreast of new developments in the profession. While most perfusionists are employed by medical centers. Clinical perfusion often requires on-call responsibilities at night, on weekends and holidays. Perfusionists also work in educational institutions as teachers and/or researchers. Further, some perfusionists are hired by industry that manufacture various perfusion related supplies and equipment.