Science Presentation by a Perfusionist
The Senior School had a most interesting science presentation by Damien Stafford, Senior Perfusionist in the Mater Private Hospital.
A perfusionist is a healthcare professional who uses the cardiopulmonary bypass machine (heart–lung machine) during cardiac surgery.
We saw photos of the life-changing machinery which keep people alive during heart and lung transplants. It was fascinating to hear about this amazing lifesaving work which is going on in our hospitals by our health professionals. We learned how to become a perfusionist and also how to keep our hearts healthy by exercising regularly and avoiding unhealthy foods.