Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion

BOARD GUIDELINES TO ASSESS HOSPITALS NOMINATED FOR STUDENTS TAKING THE BOARD PERFUSION COURSE 

  1. The Institute should be an established unit, with at least two years experience in open-heart surgery, with a varied workload of at least 250 cases per year.
  2. The Institute must have the available departments and staff, able and willing to teach all aspects of perfusion.
  3. An Institution staffed mainly by visiting Visiting Medical Officers, without geographic full-time medical staff, would not qualify, unless they could demonstrate an association with another teaching hospital with the required teaching infra structure.
  4. Access to a full-time Perfusionist for teaching is essential.  The Perfusionist should either be Board certified with at least five years experience or should have at least five years experience in Medical Perfusion.
  5. Employment of Perfusionist Trainees must be full-time, with at least six sessions per week.
  6. The Perfusionist Trainee must have "hands-on" experience in perfusion, not merely assisting a Perfusionist.
  7. The Institute must use modern perfusion equipment, disposables and current technology.