About AmSECT

AAMI Liaison

What are AAMI and ISO?
American Association for Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a nonprofit American organization, writes standards for medical devices and is a country (USA) member of the International Standards Organization (ISO).

Why are they important?
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) references AAMI standards for evaluation of perfusion products submitted by manufacturers for approval for clinical use. Approved perfusion products are mostly referenced to ISO standards designation. Example: oxygenators are referenced as ISO 7199 standard. Globalization of standards is a reality.

What is our recent accomplishment?
Establishment of an approved ISO “Perfusion Checklist” authored by AmSECT’s AAMI Liaison.

Why be involved?
The perfusionist should have a major impact on quality and safety of perfusion products. AAMI is the major force behind ISO documents. AmSECT is the only major perfusion organization involved.

AmSECT’s Liaison to the AAMI
Richard Chan CCP

For more information or to submit a question for the liaison, please email AmSECT at amsect@amsect.org.

AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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Looking for Employment Opportunities?

AmSECT members may post an available position for a perfusion specialty at your institution or firm.

Non-members may also post positions free of charge, to be reviewed by National Headquarters prior to posting.

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AmSECT National Headquarters
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Chicago, IL 60611

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  Email: amsect@amsect.org

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