Coronavirus (Covid-19) Implications for perfusion - Joseph Basha, CCP
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Implications for perfusion - Joseph Basha, CCP

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Implications for perfusion - Joseph Basha, CCP

  • Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP
  • Date: April 20th, 2020 9:00 am
  • CEU’s: 0.98 CEUs
  • Price: $14.7
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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Joe discusses his experiences with managing a perfusion practice, ecmo volume, and safety during the Coronavirus pandemic. Implication for perfusion 

My experience as a perfusion business owner 

Navigating Perfusion Practices During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Insight

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped healthcare delivery across all specialties, including perfusion. This detailed discussion, led by Joseph Basha, CCP, draws from his profound experience as a perfusionist and practice manager to provide a thorough analysis of how the pandemic has impacted perfusion practices, the adaptations required, and the strategic planning necessary to navigate future healthcare crises.

Pandemic Impact on Perfusion Services

The onset of the pandemic brought about significant disruptions in perfusion services, primarily due to the suspension of elective surgeries and the overwhelming influx of COVID-19 patients needing critical care. Joseph Basha discusses the immediate effects, including a drastic reduction in caseload and the challenges of maintaining operational readiness in a highly uncertain environment.

Strategic Adaptations in Perfusion Practices

Amidst the pandemic, perfusionists and healthcare institutions had to quickly adapt to changing circumstances. This involved activating disaster plans, managing resource allocation, and adjusting practices to meet the urgent needs of COVID-19 patients. The lecture delves into the development and implementation of these strategies, highlighting the importance of flexibility and rapid decision-making in crisis management.

Managing Resources and Personnel

One of the critical aspects discussed is resource and personnel management during the pandemic. With a sudden shift in healthcare priorities, perfusion teams had to ensure the efficient use of resources, manage the health and safety of staff, and adapt to new operational protocols. The transcript discusses how teams navigated these challenges, emphasizing the role of leadership in maintaining team morale and focus.

Learning from the Crisis

A significant portion of the presentation is dedicated to the lessons learned during the pandemic. It covers the importance of having a robust disaster response plan, the need for continuous professional development, and the value of effective communication within healthcare teams and with patients. These lessons are vital for preparing for future health emergencies.

Technological Innovations and Future Directions

Looking forward, the discussion touches on the potential for technological innovations that emerged during the pandemic, such as telemedicine and remote monitoring, to become integral components of perfusion practice. These technologies could enhance patient care and operational efficiency by allowing perfusionists to monitor and manage patient care remotely.

Community and Professional Engagement

The lecture also emphasizes the importance of community and professional engagement in navigating the pandemic. Sharing insights and strategies with the global perfusion community helped in refining approaches to patient care during unprecedented times. The discussion encourages ongoing collaboration and knowledge exchange among perfusionists worldwide.


This comprehensive overview provides crucial insights into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on perfusion services and offers practical advice for navigating similar crises in the future. It is an invaluable resource for perfusionists, healthcare administrators, and policy makers, aiming to enhance resilience and preparedness in the face of global health emergencies.

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Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Joseph has been a practicing clinical perfusionist for 40 years. Joseph is the CEO of Houston Extracorporeal Technologies and is the program director of The New Orleans Conference

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