Locums Survey

Perfusion Locums Survey Authored By Nadia Azuero B.S., CCP, LP Assistance with Design & Implementation: Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Who Am I- & Why the Survey… In my 9 years of being a perfusionist, I consider myself lucky to have had the experiences that I have had. From PTEs, to minimally invasive heartport, to […]

Mr. Sid Yarrow: Perfusion Pioneer

Perfusion Profiles Mr. Sid Yarrow:  New Zealander :  Perfusion Pioneer  To View All the Profile Series…  Click Here. A Pioneer Passes… Editors Note:  The first part of this story was posted by Tim Willcox, CCP (Australia) on Perflist. I felt it such an inspiring story, that I tried to dig up a little bit more […]

Need Information ASAP on NOVALUNG

Talya Frey to Perflist show details 9:14 AM (15 hours ago) Need Information ASAP on NOVALUNG We have a 10 kg patient with pHTN that our team is interested in using the Novalung device to treat worsening RV function and chronic poor lung function. I am looking for any information regarding useage of this device, […]

An Interview with A Perfusion Nomad…

An Interview with A Perfusion Nomad… Can you tell me a bit about yourself, how you came into perfusion down  under? I want to thank you of course, for taking your time to share your story. _________________________ Sreenivasulu Galaeti: Hi, Thanks for your mail, I am Perfusionsit from India, I worked in India, Saudi Arabia, […]

Protecting the Brain

Viscosity: (Keeping it Brief…) How far do we HemoDilute? I got into a discussion with a colleague of mine who was going to relieve me during an aortic reconstruction case that would require Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (DHCA). Hypothermia even when mild (34°-36°C) is established to reduce cerebral metabolism and allows the brain to tolerate […]

Pediatric-Hemoconcentrators Needed…

To be used for training:  Preparing for a Pediatric Mission … Jeffrey P. Sites I am hoping to find a few pediatric hemoconcentrators for a pediatric mission training program I will be running at the end of June- I have gotten only one offer of support from Sorin – THANK YOU! for 2 ,but I […]

Are We Making Progress ?

It Seems- That These are Our Tracks … Visiting  Perfusionists Represent: 450 + Cities  in 164 Countries  – + 50 States in the US & all of those Cities – Over 205,000 visits – All in  16 months – Yeah.   We’re Starting to Walk Together… As you read below, you will see that under […]

Facebook, Twitter & CCP’s

The Online Perfusion Community Becoming a Community implies More than having the initials “CCP” in common… I encourage anyone that is interested- to consider Facebook as a personal option for staying in touch as a community.  It’s intriguing- the possibilities seemingly limited only by our imagination. It’s not like some heavy duty commitment or anything […]

HeartMate & HIT

HeartMate XVE :  Explantation in the Setting of Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT) Utilizing ACT and TEG Analysis Authored by:   Scott M. Noesges LP, CCP  BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER  DALLAS, TEXAS Scott M. Noesges LP, CCP, offers the community an amazing case study of a case already highly complex in nature, complicated even more so by […]

Survey Results: ECC Setups

Pre-Assembled ECC’s and the Rationale Behind Them… Authored by:  Jeff Campbell, MPS, CCP,CCT; Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP;  – Survey Design:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP; Jeff Campbell, MPS, CCP, CCT; Discussion: The reasons perfusionists have increasingly adopted the practice of a having pre-assembled dry or wet ECC over the past decade may be multi-factorial.  […]

Dabigatran (Pradaxa)

Dabigatran (Pradaxa) (Boehringer Ingelheim) It should be noted up front that while Dabigatran is indicated as an anticoagulation Rx for atrial fibrillation, it is not recommended for patient’s with concomitant valvular disease, and not indicated for anticoagulation therapy in patient’s receiving valve replacements or experiencing valve dysfunction. Mechanism of Action Dabigatran and its acyl glucuronides […]