Perfusion Technology Program
UI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
200 Hawkins Dr. SE545 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242-1062
Thomas E. Rath MPS, CCP
Perfusion Technology Education Program
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jean Fobian BA
Blurring the line between simulation and reality
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.