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President’s Message

I am pleased to inform you that The Senate of Pennsylvania unanimously confirmed the appointment of John Mitchell, LP, CCP to the State Board of Medicine for a four year term. Mr. Mitchell’s appoint was effective March 14, 2016 and expires March 14, 2020. I am pleased to also inform you that The Senate of…

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Guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health & Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA)

Guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) and Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority (PSA) regarding Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) Infections Among Patients Undergoing Open Heart Surgeries on Cardiopulmonary Bypass At the following link, you will find the Dec. 2015 message from Karen M. Murphy, PhD, RN, Secretary of Health regarding the Nontuberculous Mycobacterium (NTM) Infections Among…

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PSPS President's Message

Philadelphia Skyline

As summer vacation season is upon us, please keep in mind that the Pennsylvania State Perfusion Society will be holding our Fall meeting in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Spa on October 25th and 26th. Our planning committee is comprised of perfusionists from the Eastern Region of the Commonwealth including Brandon Shade,…

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Governor Rendell signs Perfusion Licensure Bills

Governor Rendell signs Perfusion Licensure Bills

It’s  the Law!!! Governor Rendell signs Perfusion Licensure Bills Gov. Ed Rendell signed into law Rep. Dante Santoni’s legislation (H.B.s 500 and 501) that requires perfusionists to be licensed in Pennsylvania and added to the state Board of Medicine and state Board of Osteopathic Medicine. Perfusionists are the medical professionals who monitor and analyze heart-lung…

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