PerfWeb 16 – Pump Standby. Disasters and the Healthcare Professional
PerfWeb 16 – Pump Standby. Disasters and the Healthcare Professional

PerfWeb 16 – Pump Standby. Disasters and the Healthcare Professional

  • Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP
  • Date: January 8th, 2019 12:00 am
  • CEU’s: 2 CEUs
  • Price: $30
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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PerfWeb 16: (Part 1) Pump Standby – When and how? (Part 2) Disasters and the Healthcare Professional. The panel discusses best practices for pump standby preparation and how health-care providers manage their responsibility to the patients and the concerns about the safety of their own families.

Navigating Pump Standby Disasters: A Comprehensive Webinar for Healthcare Professionals

In the ever-evolving field of healthcare, professionals are expected to be prepared for any situation, especially emergencies. PerfWeb 16, the 16th episode in a series of live webinars, aims to address one of the most critical yet under-discussed topics in healthcare today: Pump Standby Disasters. Tailored for healthcare providers, including perfusionists, cardiologists, and emergency room physicians, this episode delves deep into the preparation and response mechanisms for pump standby situations in various emergency scenarios.


The webinar opens by welcoming participants and laying down the groundwork for interaction. Viewers are encouraged to engage in the YouTube chat, which the host actively monitors during the live session. Subscribing and enabling notifications for the webinar series are encouraged, emphasizing the community-driven approach of the series.

Scope of Discussion

Pump standby preparation is a crucial aspect of healthcare, particularly in the context of emergencies like natural disasters, accidents, or power failures. The webinar offers a multidisciplinary perspective, exploring the role of healthcare professionals in ensuring the readiness and efficient operation of life-supporting equipment, including heart-lung machines and ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) systems. The discussions range from technical aspects, such as equipment setup and management, to ethical considerations, like duty towards patients versus personal safety.

Target Audience

This episode is invaluable for a wide range of healthcare professionals. Perfusionists will find the content directly related to their field, especially in understanding the intricacies of pump operation under emergency situations. Cardiologists and emergency room physicians can gain insights into the role they play in emergency response teams, particularly in relation to equipment like ECMO machines. The webinar is also beneficial for hospital administrators and emergency response coordinators, offering them a deeper understanding of what goes into preparing for and dealing with pump standby situations.

Key Takeaways

1. Preparation is Crucial: One of the central themes of the webinar is the importance of being prepared. Knowing how to act swiftly and efficiently can make the difference between life and death.
2. Teamwork is Essential: The webinar emphasizes the collective responsibility of healthcare professionals. Everyone, from the perfusionist to the emergency room physician, has a role to play in ensuring patient safety.
3. Ethical Considerations: Balancing professional duties with personal responsibilities during emergencies is a challenge. The webinar does not shy away from discussing these complex issues.
4. Community Building: The host encourages viewers to interact, ask questions, and share experiences, underscoring the importance of learning from each other.


PerfWeb 16 does an excellent job of highlighting the complexity and importance of pump standby preparation in healthcare. It provides a comprehensive guide, drawing from real-world scenarios and ethical dilemmas, to prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges they may face. The webinar underscores the crucial balance between technical know-how and ethical considerations, making it a must-watch for anyone in the healthcare sector.

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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