Program Goals

At the completion of the program, all graduates will be able to

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the patient’s history, pathophysiology, laboratory values and pharmacology as evidenced by formation of a patient care plan with minimal supervision.
  2. Select the proper equipment and supplies, assemble and prime the perfusion circuit using sterile technique, and make ready for surgery with minimal supervision.
  3. Initiate CPB, manage CPB including hemodynamics, blood gases, electrolytes, anticoagulation, temperature, and terminate CPB according to protocol with minimal supervision.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and safe operation of adjunctive devices for blood management, ultrafiltration, cardiac assist, and Extra Corporeal Life support (ECLS), with minimal supervision.
  5. Select the proper equipment and supplies, assemble and prime the perfusion circuit using sterile technique, and make ready for surgery with minimal supervision.

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