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I am doing my plus two science group I would like to know about clinical perfusionist and career prospects - 17-Feb-2008

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A clinical perfusionist is a medical professional educated and trained in the science of extracorporeal circulation who works closely with surgeons and anaesthesiologists in the delivery of care, primarily to the cardiac surgical patients. The perfusionist is trained in physiologic principles and techniques to maintain homeostasis and must be knowledgeable and skilled in the conduct of extracorporeal circulation to ensure the safe management of physiologic functions during operative procedures.

During an open heart operation, the cardiopulmonary bypass (or heart-lung) machine maintains the patient's life by taking over the functions of the heart and lungs. Perfusion technologists set up and operate the heart-lung machine and other sophisticated equipment used in the operating room. In addition, "perfusionists," directed by the surgeon and anaesthesiologist, are responsible for regulating the patient's levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide; for measuring selected laboratory values such as blood cell count; and for monitoring circulation. At times, perfusionists administer anaesthetic or other pharmaceutical agents through the cardiopulmonary bypass circuit. To perform these tasks, perfusionists must thoroughly understand the body's circulatory system and must be able to operate complex equipment.

Although perfusion technologists usually work in hospitals affiliated with large medical centres, they may also work in educational institutions as teachers or researchers. In hospitals, a chief perfusionist generally directs a perfusion team. Perfusion Technology is an exciting program, which gives its graduates an opportunity to work with the newest technology in health care.

There is good future prospects in this as the person can get job in both in government hospital as well as in private hospital. Perfusion technology is a challenging profession, and the demand for qualified perfusionists continues nationwide

Frontier Lifeline Hospital offers a B.Sc. degree in Perfusion Technology for students who take Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology or Mathematics and Biology as subjects in Plus-Two.

Even you have institutions offering post graduate programme in perfusion technology after you complete B.Sc physics

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