Perfusion Simulation

student demonstrates perfusion equipment in an academic lab

High-fidelity simulation significantly increases student skills and confidence prior to clinical rotations. Our faculty have presented and published extensively in the area of patient safety and the advantages of high-fidelity simulation in perfusion education. Learn more about the benefits of the simulation experience for our perfusion students.

Advanced Simulation Technology

The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at MUSC has two simulation labs that each utilize state-of-the-art Califia perfusion simulator technology to recreate complex cardiac and circulatory systems. These high-fidelity cardiopulmonary bypass simulators can be used for both student practice and evaluation. Students benefit from the ability to replicate physiological responses and allow for the practice of perfusion techniques in a controlled environment.

Clinical Integration

Simulation experiences are integrated throughout the curriculum, complementing classroom instruction and clinical rotations. Students have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and practice perfusion skills in simulated clinical scenarios, preparing them for success in real-world healthcare settings.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Our cardiovascular perfusion program emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing students to work closely with other healthcare professionals, including surgeons, anesthesiologists, and nurses. This collaborative approach mirrors real-world clinical settings and prepares students for effective teamwork in the operating room.