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What is Perfusion?

Cardiovascular perfusion is the science of providing extracorporeal circulation in order to artificially support and temporarily replace a patient's respiratory and circulatory systems. Clinical Perfusionists are expert members of the cardiac surgical team, and provide life saving support of patients requiring extra corporeal circulation, including but not limited to major cardiothoracic, vascular and transplant surgeries, as well as support of the critically-ill patient.

Cardiovascular Perfusionists are important members of the open-heart surgical team whose primary role is to conduct cardiopulmonary bypass using a heart-lung machine and other ancillary equipment. They closely monitor the patient's blood flow and other vital signs during open heart surgery and are also responsible for administering intravenous fluids, blood products and anesthetic drugs. Perfusionists are also experts of other life support equipment such as ventricular assist devices and intra-aortic balloon pumps.

Why Join SECT KERALA?

As a practicing Perfusionist, you need to constantly keep up to date on the latest trends and best practices in perfusion. By joining SECT KERALA, you have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business at SECT KERALA's conferences and continuing medical education events throughout the year. Your membership guarantees reduced registration fees to SECT KERALA Conferences.

SECT KERALA Mission

The mission of SECT KERALA is to foster improved patient care and safety by providing for the continuing education and professional needs of the extracorporeal circulation technology community.