Cardiovascular Perfusion is an allied health profession in which a perfusionist uses a heart-lung machine and other technologies to maintain the health of patients during heart surgery and other medical procedures.
The goal of the Cooper University Hospital School of Cardiovascular Perfusion is to educate cardiovascular perfusionists who can perform the finest quality clinical procedures in accordance with the highest ethical standards. Students master these skills through participation in both clinical and laboratory research
Upon graduation you must sit for your boards to obtain Certification by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. In some states like New Jersey, a license is also required.
The School is committed to preparing cardiovascular perfusionists who wish to apply their skills and knowledge in the health care community. Students need to be prepared to continue their education after graduation in order to keep pace with new developments in perfusion science.
The mission of the Center for Allied Health Education at Cooper University Hospital is twofold. First, it is to offer approved and accredited programs that meet or exceed state and national accrediting agency requirements. Second, it is to develop educated, competent, qualified, and dedicated patient care providers.
To this end, the Center for Allied Health Education Programs:
- Teach current methodology and clinical practice
- Create an environment conducive to learning the skills of each program
- Provide continuing education for its faculty