At the 1994 Annual General Meetings of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists, the following resolutions were passed.
It is important that all Clinical Perfusion Scientists are aware of these resolutions.
The Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Great Britain and Ireland and the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists have jointly stated that:
“They unanimously expect that any mechanical perfusion used in the management of a patient undergoing a surgical procedure in the United Kingdom or Ireland should only be undertaken by a Clinical Perfusion Scientist who has been accredited by the Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland and on the register of The College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland, or by a trainee under the direct supervision of an accredited Clinical Perfusion Scientist.”
It is expected that the aforementioned Clinical Perfusion Scientist is working cognitive of the contents of the most up to date version of the following documents:
The Society of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of Great Britain and Ireland’s:
|(i) || Standards of Practice |
|(ii) || Code of Practice |
|(iii) || Byelaws |
|(iv) || Code of Ethical Conduct |
and The Department of Health document:
A Guide to Good Practice in Clinical Perfusion, July 2009. (Produced by the Department of Health, Gateway Reference 10286).
* NB: The School of Clinical Perfusion is now known as The College of Clinical Perfusion Scientists of GB and Ireland