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Perfusionists set up and control the equipment which enables a patient's heart and lungs to work during open heart surgery.


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Perfusionists set up and control the heart-lung bypass equipment that takes over the functions of the heart and lungs during open-heart surgery and also monitor the patient's condition. This equipment physically pumps blood around the body and oxygenates the blood, keeping a patient alive.  
 
During an operation, perfusionists are required to monitor a patient's condition. They operate autotransfusion units to replace massive blood loss. They also set up and monitor intra-aortic balloon pumps that provide temporary mechanical support for a patient's heart and lungs.  
 
Perfusionists work very closely with surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses.

 


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You must be able to work well within a team. Within surgical teams, you will have a high degree of direct responsibility.  
 
Although much of the work is routine, you must be mentally alert, as sudden life-threatening situations require split-second decisions. When the unexpected happens, you will have to remain calm and make rational decisions swiftly.  
 
Good hand skills are essential for controlling and operating technical equipment.


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  Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
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Organisation: Health Service Executive (HSE)
  Address: Dr Steevens' Hospital, Steevens Lane, Dublin, 8
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Organisation: Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of GB and Ireland
  Address: The Royal College of Surgeons, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Field, London W2CA 3PN, UK
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