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Course Listings:

Continuing Perfusion Education

1. Clinical Scenario 1

    Description:  This educational unit guides the clinician through a complicated surgical case.  The case is described and the perspectives and input of multiple disciplines are given: surgical, anesthesia, nursing and perfusion.  The perfusionist is asked to make a number of choices based on clinical appropriateness, available equipment and disposables.  A resource library is also included to aid the perfusionist in researching the literature to assist in making sound decisions.

  •   Number of CEUs awarded: 3 Category 3 CEUs

  •    Expected length to completion: 3 hours

  •   Expectations: Complete the 24 question assessment with 80% accuracy and   complete feedback survey.

  •  No time restriction for completion

  • $15 one time fee for unlimited access

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2. Clinical Review Learning Unit

      Description:  This educational unit allows the clinician to review a variety of normal values, EKG analysis and a number of calculations as it relates to bypass parameters, oxygen dynamics and the correction of certain physiologic levels.  Included in the learning unit are a number of various learning activities intended to give the clinician further opportunities for review.  A resource library is also provided to support the review process.  This unit is appropriate for the perfusion student as well as the experienced perfusionist who wishes to review material that may not be used on a daily basis. 

  • Number of CEUs awarded: 3 Category 3 CEUs

  •  Expected length to completion: 2.5 to 3 hours

  • Expectations: Complete two 10 question assessments with 80% accuracy and complete User's Survey

  •  No time restriction for completion

  • $15 one time fee for unlimited access

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3. Blood Basics Learning Unit

     Description: This education unit is appropriate for the perfusion student, practicing perfusionist, peri-operative blood manager or trainee, and nurses or student nurses.  The course examines blood in general and in particular, guides the learner through a study of the historical understanding of blood, red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, platelets and various disease states involving blood and itís components.   A variety of game-like activities are included for each topic to enhance learning and keep interest high throughout the process.

  • Number of CEUs awarded: 3 Category 3 CEUs

  •  Expected length to completion: 2.5 to 3 hours

  • Expectations:  Use the various learning activities to prepare to take the summary assessment of ten questions, achieving a minimum accuracy rate of 80%

  •  No time restriction for completion

  • $15 one time fee for unlimited access

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4. Ventricular Assist Devices: A Primer and Self-Study Module

     Description: Few perfusionists have unlimited access to the wide variety of VAD devices that are currently available or in developmental stages.  This course was designed to introduce the clinical perfusionist, perfusion student, nurse or other interested medical professional to the characteristics of each device from the eleven different companies.  Extensive links to videos, images, research and other resources are provided in the Library.  The learner will also review the indications, contraindications and possible complications from implementing VAD technology.  Upon registration, you will be given a user name and password to access the required quiz.

  • Number of CEUs awarded: 3.6 Category 3 CEUs

  •  Expected length to completion: 2.5 to 3 hours

  • Expectations:  Use the various learning activities to prepare to take the summary assessment of 25 questions, achieving a minimum accuracy rate of 80%

  •  No time restriction for completion

  • $15 one time fee for unlimited access

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