Anne Marie Oulton | Cardiac Surgery Perfusionist
As a cardiac perfusionist, Anne Marie provides cardiopulmomary support during open heart surgery, operating a machine that takes over for a patient’s heart and lungs. Anne Marie and two teammates alternate to provide round-the-clock coverage for cardiac surgery; and, during the pandemic, have also cared for a patient on extracorporeal life support requiring a perfusionist at the bedside at all times.
“As these are challenging times when patients cannot have visitors, the caregivers need to provide extra support to the patients and our coworkers. I am proud to be part of such a dedicated team at Saint Vincent Hospital,” shared Anne.