Cambridge Perfusion Services has devised an extensive range of protocols covering all areas of our Clinical Practice and Service Expertise.
The perfusion protocol is specifically a guideline to perfusion practice in Papworth Hospital and the Cambridge Lea Hospital. The perfusion protocol encompasses areas such as:-
Communications with medical staff
Pump set up, prime and disposal of contaminated disposals
Surgical and Anaesthetic preferences
Emergency procedures for gross air emboli
- Health and safety
- Pump Checks
- Record Keeping
- Drug Protocols
There are also protocols regarding VAD, I.A.B.P, E.C.M.O, Cell Salvage, Liver perfusion and Organ Retrievals and we are aiming to develop protocols in other areas of practise such as pregnancy etc. in conjunction with our ISO 9001:2008 accreditation.
Employess conducting locum duties are expected to follow the local perfusion protocols for the hospital in which they are practicing