TITLE

A Day in the Life of a Perfusionist

AUTHOR(S)
Brynie, Faith Hickman
PUB. DATE
January 2001
SOURCE
101 Questions about Blood & Circulation;2001, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
This article describes the job of a perfusionist. A perfusionist operates a heart-lung machine. A heart-lung machine takes over the patient's circulation and gas exchange in open-heart surgery. The perfusionist is responsible for several things while a patient is under surgery. Although a lot of stress goes with the job, being a perfusionist has its rewards.
ACCESSION #
8941018

 

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