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Perfusion Simulation

Cardiovascular Perfusion

The Cardiovascular Perfusion Program at MUSC has two Califia cardiopulmonary bypass simulators. These simulators can be used in ether of the two perfusion labs for both student practice and evaluation.

The perfusion faculty have presented and published extensively in the area of patient safety and the advantages of high fidelity simulation in perfusion education. High fidelity simulation significantly increases student skills and confidence prior to clinical rotations.

Incorporating High Fidelity Simulation Into Perfusion Education (PDF)

Presentations & Publications Related to Patient Safety & Simulation

2008 “Perfusion Safety and Risk Management” Update on Perfusion Devices, Charleston, SC.

2009 “Perfusion Safety, Reducing Adverse Events” Update on Perfusion Devices, Charleston, S.C.

2010 “A Conceptual Framework for Patient Safety in Perfusion: Using Human Factors and Systems Engineering To Improve Outcomes” American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio, TX.

2010 “Incorporating High Fidelity Simulation Into Perfusion Education”, American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, San Antonio, TX.

2011 “Safety and Training Tools for the Extracorporeal Circulation Practices” 14th European Congress on Perfusion, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2012 “Development of an Air Embolism Video for Perfusion Safety Training” American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, New Orleans, LA.

2012 “Sitting in the Hot Seat-Perfusion Safety Training Using Simulation” Cardiothoracic Research and Education Foundation, San Diego, CA.

2012 “Role of Simulation in Perfusion Education and Patient Safety” Belgium Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, Brussels, Belgium.

2012 “Investing in the Future-Improving Outcome by Improving Non-Technical Skills” Belgium Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, Brussels, Belgium.

2013 “Assessment of Non-Technical Skills for Perfusionists Using Simulation American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Los Angeles, CA

2013 “The Evolution of Simulation Training at the Medical University of South Carolina American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation Las Vegas NV.

2013 “Improving Outcomes by improving non-Technical Skills American Society of Extracorporeal Circulation, Las Vegas NV.

2014 “Changes in Higher Education and the Impact on Perfusion Education—The Educator’s Perspective” Orlando FL

2014 “Self-Directed Learning Using A Combination Of Cardiopulmonary Bypass Simulators ASAHP. Las Vegas NV.

2015 “The Emergence of High-Fidelity Simulation as a Standard for Perfusion Education” American Academy for Cardiovascular Perfusion” San Antonio TX.

Sistino J.J. Perfusion Safety. Proceedings of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perf 2008; 29:61 to 64.

Sistino, J. J., Michaud, N. M., Sievert, A. N., & Shackelford, A. G. Incorporating high fidelity simulation into perfusion education. Perfusion 2011; 26 (5): 390 to 394.

Hodge, A. B., Snyder, A. C., Fernandez, A. L., Boan, A. D., Malek, A. M., & Sistino, J. J. (2012). The effect of acute sleep deprivation and fatigue in cardiovascular perfusion students: a mixed methods study. J Extra Corpor Technol, 44(3), 116 to 125.