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
Perfusion Without Borders
PWOB Student Scholarship • SpecialtyCare Medical Mission Fund
Charitable Organizations • Volunteer Perfusionists
Equipment & Disposables & Volunteers • Available Mission Trips
Perfusion Reference Materials for Cardiac Missions • Vendors
Perfusion Without Borders is a subcommittee of AmSECT which promotes cardiac surgery missions as an extra-vocational opportunity for professional cardiovascular perfusionists and perfusion students.
The PWOB committee seeks to create opportunities for the exchange of equipment, information, and techniques and to facilitate volunteer opportunities for perfusionists to give back to the global community.
Here you will find several services as a benefit to our perfusion membership, including a list of interested perfusion volunteers, a list of charitable cardiac surgical groups, and an annual $3,000 student scholarship to cover travel expenses on an upcoming cardiac mission.
"We have had students participate in this program in the past and it has proven to be an excellent experience for them. Getting the chance to pump or observe in an environment where you have to think on your feet and make do with what you have is invaluable in my opinion. I fully support (the) decision to take time... to pursue this excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth."
-Thomas Rath MPS CCP
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Perfusion Technology Education Program
- Scott Snider, Chairman, CardioStart International IMC Chair
- Brian C. Forsberg, Chief Perfusionist, and Co-Founder, The William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance
- Molly Oldeen, MS CCP FPP, Open Hearts International Volunteer
- Jordan Voss, BS, BS, MPS, CCP, FPP, International Children's Heart Foundation and Gift of Life International Volunteer
- Whitt Behr, CCP, CardioStart International Volunteer
- 2017 Perfusion Without Borders Mission Survey Results (Presented during the PWOB workshop at the AmSECT 55th International Conference in Boston, MA).
- The Development of Cardiac Surgery in an Emerging Country
- Global Expansion of Cardiothoracic Surgery
- Surgery and Healing in the Developing World presented by Dr. Glenn Geelhoed and Mission to Heal (www.mission2heal.org)
For more information on this committee or to submit a question for the committee, please email AmSECT at firstname.lastname@example.org