Dear Canadian Perfusion colleagues:
I am Joe Basha and your host of PerfWeb.us and PerfusionEducation.com
The recent Corona Virus crisis has created a lot of uncertainty in how we will all earn our required CEU for our board certifications.
To help you better understand how our perfusion education system works and how it can help you earn your required CEU, either for the ABCP certification process or the CSCP certification process.
Although this advert is targeted more towards those Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP) certified perfusionists, although it will have information germane to the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) perfusionists as well.
Recently, I met with your CSCP representative to create a “TEMPORARY” solution to the current difficulty in obtaining your perfusion CEU by, for example, going to perfusion meetings, which are all cancelled. This has resulted in uncertainty and understandable angst.
For the sake of this discussion, I will focus on only Class 1 CEU.
The CSCP requires that a CSCP certified perfusionists obtain 12 Class 1 CEU per recertification cycle, which in your case is 2 years, and that each 50 minutes of content equals 1 CEU.
Attendance at a scientific session at any perfusion related meeting that is approved by the CSCP. The Society follows the same rules as CEUs for the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion. (Example: 2.5 hours = 150 minutes = 3 CEUs)
Again, I want to stress that this is a temporary solution and that your board is working hard to find a long-term solution to your perfusion continuing education offerings.
There are two websites I will be discussing here: PerfWeb.US and PerfusionEducation.com. The primary distinction of these two sites is that PerfWeb.us is a site to see upcoming “Live” events, and PerfusionEducation.com is a members site, and membership is free, where we house our library, you have a personal certificates folder, you can purchase programs for CEU, and you can keep track of your current CEU progress. Additionally, you are able to add certificates to your folder and this section here will help you plan your professional activity schedule.
At this point, assuming you have no Class 1 CEU and you need all 12 by the end of this month, this is what you can do:
Go to https://PerfusionEducation.com and then click the “login” button and then “Create Account” Complete the form, However, when you get to the section on “Cycle” for now, select cycle 3. In the near future, we will revise this section to reflect the Canadian Perfusion system cycles. Agree to the terms, and click “Submit”
You will receive this message on your screen. Click go to the home page and you can now purchase any of the videos that are available for CEU. I would like to draw your attention to this area at the top. Here you will see your name, your cycle, which will say 3 and when your cycle will end. Also, here you see how many total CEU’s you have earned. Again, this will change as our site developers create a specific Canadian Perfusion cycle section. Finally, go to this item here to the special folder created just for you, named “CSCP BUNDLE” and again, for the current crisis we are all managing until a longer-term solution is created. This folder contains every video that is approved for Class 1 CEU for the CSCP CEU requirements. Add the folder to your cart. Then go to the cart, pay for the bundle and then all of the videos will be in your “My Videos” folder. Then all you need to do is click which videos you want to watch, like this. After completing the video, click this icon to take a short exam. After completing the exam, click this icon and your certificate will be automatically generated and added to your “Certificates Folder”. You will also see this area here, increase in number. Do this until you have achieved 12 Class I CEU and you are ready to submit your professional activity statement to the Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion (CSCP). Keep in mind that the certificate will say ABCP SDCE CEU. The CSCP will be expecting this so do not be concerned about that. Again, we will be changing this as time moves on to a more permanent solution and Canadian Perfusion section of our site.
You can always reach out to us here – Contact – should you have any questions or need any help.
Thank you and Best of luck.