While the initial COVID surge in NYC brought many unexpected challenges, it also provided unique opportunity. The pandemic opened a window to explore the limits of medical therapy for a devastating disease, compelling many to test the limits of ECMO as a tool to help the sickest patients. Through team-work and dedication excellent outcomes can…

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The document is intended to serve as a useful guide for teams developing institution-specific protocols to improve the reliability, safety and effectiveness of extracorporeal support services.

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The goal of this project was to provide Perfusionists with a framework to guide safe and effective extracorporeal support care to their patients. AmSECT recommends that clinical teams use this document as a guide for developing institution-specific protocols for patients receiving extracorporeal support.

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AmSECT’s Task Force on the Expansion of Perfusion Scope of Practice Purpose The purpose of this document is to define the Scope of Practice for Clinical Perfusionist Professionals and to specify their role as members of the health care team, acting in the best interest of the patient. The scope of practice is a “living”…

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Click image to view MUSC October 24th – 26th 2013 Medical University of South Carolina Charleston South Carolina The Medical University of South Carolina’s Update on Perfusion Devices Workshop will be held October 24-26. This is MUSC’s fifteenth consecutive year hosting the conference in downtown Charleston, SC. This year the conference is offering 21.6 CEUs.…

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Editor’s Note: In 1995: There was no ECECT meeting yet European Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion was a year away Standards of Practice in Clinical Perfusion in Australasia were two years away Perflist was just beginning under Sue Boetcher’s pioneering mantle- Perfusion dot com was becoming a reality (Bryan Lich was about to profoundly change perfusion…

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Click image to view AMSECT Meetings page … August 23-25 Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa Savannah, Georgia The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology is proud to announce the 20th Annual Symposium on New Advances in Blood Management, August 23-25 at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The ABCP…

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Saturday Morning Brunch (2nd  Weekend of June) (To see all the of the Saturday Morning Brunch series click here.) Substance Overrules Form … You know what has been great about this blog? It’s Pure… (You get to look at totally  irrelevant but very cool pictures like these) It’s here for one reason and one reason…

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The purpose of a code of ethics is to acknowledge a profession’s acceptance of the responsibility and trust conferred upon it by society and to recognize the internal obligations inherent in that trust. The following paragraphs delineate the standards governing the conduct of members in their professional interactions with patients, colleagues, other health professionals and the general public.

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