Bylaws of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion
Documents from the Society may be downloaded from this page.
The National Entry-Level Competency Profile for Clinical Perfusionists was first developed by the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP) in 1996. Revisions were published in 2003, 2009 and 2015.
The competency profile outlines the compulsory skills of an entry-to-practice perfusionist to provide safe, effective, compassionate, and ethical patient care in a variety of work environments. Companion resources are used in conjunction with the profile to provide further guidance and details to support the competencies outlined within the profile.
The September 2015 profile should be studied for the 2023 Certification examination. The December 2022 profile will be used after the 2023 exam.
The mission of the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion is to encourage and foster the development of the profession of Clinical Perfusion through education and certification, so as to provide optimum patient care.
A perfusionist shall recognize that the term “professional ethics” incorporates a commitment to service, to competent practice and to consistent development for the benefit of the community. This code shall guide the conduct of the perfusionist in all circumstances.
In keeping with the fundamental objective of providing the highest standard of care for patients, the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP) has prepared this document to:
Set forth a philosophical approach to patient care that is consistent with that of the medical profession.
Provide a general framework which identifies the scope of responsible and accountable practice for the Clinical Perfusionist to assist the physician in the delivery of optimal health care.
Contribute to the development of standards of practice for perfusionists in Canada.
Increase the awareness in the medical community of the unique role of theperfusionist’s clinical expertise for the cardiovascular patient.
Define the term “perfusionist” in relation with other allied medical specialties.