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    High-Fidelity Simulation

    As a testament to our dedication to clinician education, Perfusion Solution is proud to be recognized as a High-Fidelity Simulation Center. 

    • The ABCP defines High-Fidelity Perfusion Simulation (HFPS) as the use of simulation modalities or mechanisms to create a realistic patient model or perfusion situation.
    • HFPS must be an interactive process facilitated by ABCP certified perfusionists (CCPs) using standardized medical simulation devices. 
    • These devices must integrate realistic perfusion events experienced during cardiopulmonary bypass procedures in a manner similar to a realistic surgical setting using a conventional heart-lung machine or ECMO circuit. 
    • HFPS utilizes computerized simulation modalities or scenarios that are controlled or programmed by a CCP external to the perfusionist. These functions may be altered by a Simulation Facilitator as an interactive result of learner actions.
    • The simulation/simulation series length must be no less than fifty (50) minutes of active simulation activity. One (1) case credit is awarded for every HFPS activity that meets or exceeds these guidelines.
    • A maximum of fifteen (15) simulated clinical cases may be used per reporting year for case credit (clinical activity).
    • Simulations for case credit may only be used for recertification, not for initial certification.