Clinical perfusionists provide technical support to patients undergoing cardiac surgery and patients requiring cardio-respiratory support. Cardiopulmonary technologists assist physicians in the technical aspects of diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease. (National Occupational Classification)
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The University of Manitoba does not offer specialized training in Clinical Perfusion or Cardiopulmonary Technology, but does offer the initial required training in Nursing and Respiratory Therapy. A typical career path for a Clinical Perfusionist or Cardiopulmonary Technologist begins with the completion of training and employment in Nursing or Respiratory Therapy, followed by specialized hospital-based training or post-graduate training at an educational institution. Please view the links below for more information about training programs in North America.
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Date modified: April 20, 2018