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Insider Look: What the Latest Perfusion Manual Has to Offer

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For most perfusionists, The Manual of Clinical Perfusion is the ultimate reference guide, helping them acquire up-to-date knowledge and practical skills vital to the clinical perfusionist role. With the 3rd Edition now available, perfusionists can expect some exciting improvements, such as updated procedures and the incorporation of the newest technologies in the perfusion profession.

What’s New in the Latest Edition of the Perfusion Manual?

The biggest critique the editors had of the previous version of the manual was that it was too text-heavy. To address this, several key changes were made to ensure the manual serves as a quick reference for perfusionists. Here are the main updates:

  • Improved Flow: The flow of certain sections was adjusted, making it easier to find needed information quickly.
  • Visual Aids: More diagrams and flow sheets were added, breaking down procedures step-by-step.
  • Clarity: The manual now provides clearer guidance on what to expect in specific scenarios and appropriate actions.
  • Updated Procedures: Older procedures were reviewed and either updated to reflect current practices or removed if outdated.
  • Fresh Perspective: Student editors contributed a fresh perspective, ensuring the manual remains relevant for current and future generations of perfusionists.

Ruggero’s Involvement in the Perfusion Manual Update

With the latest edition now available, interviewed Ruggero Bruzzone, a student editor of the Perfusion Manual, for an inside look at the editing process. As a new graduate, Ruggero has a promising future as a perfusionist. He has gained deep insights into the crucial trust between a perfusionist and a surgeon, and its impact on patient outcomes. A highlight of his academic journey was contributing to the Perfusion Manual update along with his classmates and fellow perfusion school students, who were tasked with editing several of the chapters of the manual’s latest edition. 

Insights Gained as a Perfusion Manual Editor

Including students in the editing process of the Perfusion Manual was a deliberate decision to ensure the future of the profession was well-represented. For many students, the manual serves as a comprehensive guide to the perfusion profession. Even before starting perfusion school, Ruggero Bruzzone had used the manual to learn more about the field he was considering.

Ruggero’s understanding of perfusion deepened significantly through his involvement in the editing process. This experience not only solidified his foundation as a perfusionist but also served as a valuable bridge to the clinical world. The opportunity to contribute to the manual gave Ruggero practical insights and confidence as he transitioned into his professional career.

This intentional inclusion of students ensures that the Perfusion Manual remains relevant and forward-thinking, reflecting the evolving landscape of perfusion through the perspectives of future practitioners.

Elevating Standards: The Updated Perfusion Manual in Focus

The latest edition of the Perfusion Manual reflects a significant evolution in content and usability. With streamlined sections, enhanced visuals, and updated procedures, this edition ensures that perfusionists have a comprehensive yet easily navigable resource at their fingertips. As the manual continues to serve as a cornerstone for perfusionists, its latest iteration stands as a testament to the dedication and vision of those committed to advancing patient care and professional excellence. would like to thank all the editors who contributed their time to make the 3rd Edition of the Perfusion Manual such a success. Your insights and perspectives have been integral in the creation of a more comprehensive and value-adding Manual of Clinical Perfusion.

About Ruggero

Ruggero BruzzoneRuggero first started his career as a pediatric respiratory therapist before transitioning into ECMO. For about seven years, he worked as an ECMO specialist for pediatrics and adults. It was through his work as an ECMO specialist that he learned about perfusion and gained an interest in the profession. Ruggero has just recently graduated and is excited to go right into work and start his career as a perfusionist.