Perfusion Technology Program
UI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 Hawkins Dr. SE545 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242-1062
Tel: 319-356-8496
Fax: 319-353-7174

Thomas E. Rath MPS, CCP
Program Director
Perfusion Technology Education Program
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Jean Fobian BA

Perfusion Technology

Blurring the line between simulation and reality

    Our Orpheus perfusion simulator is ideally suited for student centered, personalized instruction geared toward orienting the perfusion student to the mechanics and techniques associated with cardiopulmonary bypass.

    Students are able to manipulate "patient" parameters such as blood gases and temperatures just as they will be doing in the operating room.

    Simulation instills confidence, allows for repetitive practice and prepares students for clinical activity. What lies beneath the drapes is not a living being but a tool that is tolerant of mistakes and is designed to foster learning.





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