The mission of AmSECT is to foster improved
patient care and safety by providing for the continuing education and
professional needs of the extracorporeal circulation technology community.
History of AmSECT
The American Society of ExtraCorporeal
Technology was founded in 1964 with the belief that members of
the then-new allied health field could best serve their profession by sharing
their thoughts and experiences.
Steady growth was the keynote of AmSECT, as
the ranks of Perfusionists expanded with the increasing demand for open-heart surgery.
During the past decade, changes in lifestyle and improvements in the treatment
of cardiac disease have resulted in Perfusionists facing the challenge of
identifying new opportunities and expanded their practices in the areas of
perioperative blood management, wound healing, ventricular assistance, and
expanded uses of extracorporeal circulation.
Today AmSECT has over 2,000 members
throughout the world and is dedicated to promoting the profession. The
goals of the Society are diverse and include:
national support of licensure through
development of professional standards for
enhancement of perfusion scope of practice
development of continuing education programs
on national and regional levels
support of educational programs for entering
scientific dissemination of knowledge through
the publication of information in the indexed Journal of ExtraCorporeal
distribution of current information through
publication of a bi-monthly newsletter AmSECT Today