Training the operation of the Cardiopulmonary ByPass
The Virtual Perfusionist is a game developed in the frame of the project Games4Heart of the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. It has been developed in collaboration with the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona . Its aim is to train perfusionists in operating the cardiopulmonary bypass. It is based on a realistic physiological model of the system patient-CPB. It recreates the narrative thread of a real surgery intervention. Users should operate the machine, responding to the surgeon's instruction and adapting to the virtual patient's behaviour. The goal of the game is to keep the patient in safe conditions throughout the intervention. The Virtual Perfusionist has been used in the Máster en Técnicas de Perfusión y oxigenación extracorporea de la Asociación Española de Perfusionista and the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. An extension of the project is scheduled to take place during the first semester of 2017.