In this Section
- Code of Ethics
- Scope of Practice
- Standards and Guidelines
- Perfusion Practice (2017)
- Mechanical Support (2017)
- Pediatric and Congenital Perfusion Practice (2019)
- Clinical Practice Guidelines
- STS/SCA/AmSECT/SABM Update to Clinical Practice Guidelines (2021)
Anticoagulation Guidelines (2018)
- STS/SCA/AmSECT Temperature Guidelines (2015)
-STS/SCA/AmSECT Inflammatory Response (2014)
-STS/SCA/AmSECT Blood Conservation Guidelines (2011)
- Perfusion Without Borders
- Perfusion Checklist
- Pump Templates
This list is composed of some of the charitable organizations that provide life saving care for those with cardiovascular disease in areas of the world that would otherwise not have access to this type of healthcare. AmSECT does not necessarily endorse these organizations or the content of their websites, but intends this list as a resource for its members who are interested in providing their services on one of these mission trips. If you are aware of a reputable organization that is not listed please contact the PWOB Committee Chair to have the group listed.
Alphabetical listing of charitable organizations:
- CardioStart International
Education and assistance in cardiac surgery for adults and children.
Serving Peru, Ghana, Uganda and Vietnam
Contact: Janine Henson: email@example.com
- Chain of Hope
Cardiac training and surgery for children in Ethiopia, Jamaica, Egypt, Mozambique, and Uganda
Contact: Lucy Ossack: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Children's Heartlink
Supports training exchanges between 5 LMICs and volunteer institutions from developed countries.
Serving Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Malaysia, Ukraine, and Vietnam
Contact: Bistra Zheleva: email@example.com
Surgical volunteer opportunities
Contact: Dr. Emily Farkas
Contact: Lou Schonder: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Gift of Life
Pediatric cardiac surgical organization
Contact: Rana Blenden, RN, Medical Volunteer Coordinator, Randa.Blenden@outlook.com
- Global Heart Network
A non-profit 501(c)3 whose mission is to increase access to cardiac care in low- and middle-income countries by enhancing collaboration between our members (over a thousand NGOs, healthcare professional, patients, governments and policy makers), sharing their needs and/or resources in clinical services, medical equipment, volunteer help, training and funding.
Contact: Annabel Lavielle: email@example.com
- Heart Care International
Contact: Nick Mellas: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pediatric Cardiac Surgery-- Does not take perfusion students on Mission Trips.
- Heart to Heart
Pediatric training and cardiac program development in Russia.
Contact: Josie Everett: email@example.com
- Heart to Heart Mission
Performing adult and cardiac surgeries in Santiago, Dominican Republic
Contact: Bryan Lich: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hearts with Hope
Pediatric humanitarian assistance
Volunteers: (888) 699-2220
Perfusion: (480) 458-8300
- Heart Trust, Inc.
Contact: Shereen Abdel-Meguid: Hearttrust@aol.com
- Helping Hands for Honduras
Improving the quality of life for Honduran children born with congenital heart disease.
Contact: Tom Ryan: email@example.com
- London Cardiac Outreach Team
Adult cardiac surgery in Peru, China and Mongolia.
Contact: Peter Allen: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Heart International
Service, training and capacity building in Cambodia, Fiji, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Soloman Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu, Vietnam and China
Contact: Hayden Dando: email@example.com
- Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Specialized surgery for Palestinian youth in the Middle East
Contact: Steve Scosbee: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Save a Child's Heart
Pediatric cardiac care for children in Israel
- Team Heart
Building a sustainable cardiac surgery program in Rwanda Contact: Cecilia Patton Bolman: email@example.com
- VOOM Foundation
Surgery and medical training in Nigeria
Contact: Dr. Vincent Ohaju: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance
Providing Pediatric CHD Surgery Worldwide