Perfusion Job - Perfusionist Career - Perfusion Education
Perfusion Job - Perfusionist Career - Perfusion Education

Perfusion Job - Perfusionist Career - Perfusion Education

  • Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP; Stephanie Ibus, CCP; John Ingram, CCP
  • Date: May 8th, 2020 9:00 am
  • CEU’s: 0.92 CEUs
  • Price: $13.8
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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Excellent discussion from a diverse group of perfusion professionals discuss perfusion as a profession and the privilege and responsibilities that come from the professional designation. 

Understanding Perfusion: More Than a Job, Beyond a Career

Perfusion, at its core, is identified not just as a profession but as a critical component of cardiovascular surgery and care. With specialized training, perfusionists play a pivotal role in the operating room, managing the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgeries, and ensuring the meticulous balance of patient physiology. This requires a profound commitment to excellence, a dedication that transcends the conventional notion of a job and ventures into the realm of a lifelong career—perhaps, for some, even a calling.

The Journey of Learning and Growth

The webinar highlights the essence of continuous learning and professional development in perfusion. From the perspectives shared, it becomes evident that perfusion is a dynamic field, demanding ongoing education, adaptability to technological advancements, and an unwavering dedication to patient care. This journey of growth is not linear; it encompasses facing and overcoming challenges, exploring various facets of perfusion from clinical practice to research and education, and finding one's niche within the vast landscape of cardiovascular care.

Navigating Challenges and Embracing Change

Perfusionists, irrespective of their years of experience, encounter diverse challenges ranging from the complexities of surgical procedures to the demands of maintaining work-life balance. The discussion sheds light on the importance of resilience, the willingness to embrace change, and the need for a supportive community within the profession. It is through facing these challenges that perfusionists not only enhance their skills but also contribute to the evolution of the field.

The Role of Mentorship and Community

A recurring theme in the webinar is the significance of mentorship and the sense of community among perfusionists. For those entering the field, guidance from experienced professionals can illuminate the path through the intricacies of perfusion practice. Equally, for seasoned perfusionists, mentoring the next generation is a way to give back, ensuring the continuity of excellence and innovation in patient care.

Looking Toward the Future

As the field of perfusion continues to advance, with technological innovations and expanding roles in patient care, the webinar participants reflect on the future of perfusion. The conversation anticipates a profession that remains at the forefront of cardiovascular medicine, adapting to new challenges, and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in surgical care.

Conclusion: A Tapestry of Dedication, Innovation, and Care

The "Perfusion Job - Perfusionist Career - Perfusion Education" webinar transcends a mere discussion about perfusion as a job or career. It unfolds as a tapestry woven with threads of dedication, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. For aspiring perfusionists, it offers a glimpse into a rewarding profession marked by lifelong learning and personal growth. For those already within the field, it serves as a reminder of the profound impact their work has on the lives of patients and the importance of nurturing the future of perfusion.

In the end, perfusion emerges not just as a profession but as a journey—a journey of continuous discovery, challenges met with resilience, and the shared goal of saving lives. It's a path that calls for more than just skills; it demands passion, dedication, and a heart committed to the well-being of others. Through this webinar, viewers are invited to reflect on their place within this vibrant community and to envision their role in shaping the future of perfusion.

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Meet Your Instructor

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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Stephanie Ibus, CCP

Stephanie Ibus, CCP

Stephanie graduated top in her class with a B.S. degree in Circulation Technology at The Ohio State University in 1999. Over her 20 years in perfusion

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John Ingram, CCP

John Ingram, CCP

John Ingram is a magna cum laude graduate from University of Texas, Texas Heart Institute and a board certified perfusionist currently specializing in adult perfusion

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