Saturday Morning Brunch : Global Missions

Some good looking eggs … A Global “Mission” So how do we develop a global network ? Step 1: Identify the Mission It’s About People … Right ? Step II : Gather Your Most Valuable Resource: People Reach for the Sky ?  Better Yet- Let’s Network…. Step III : Materials & Supplies- A Big step […]

Perfusion Art: “The Rotar”

“The Rotar”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Oliver Germany Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None: Narrative:  Avecor Pump , end 90’s:  these type of pump heads and tubing  were totally collapsible .  The benefit of these type of tubing is it didn’t push air to the patient if you are careless and your reservoir is empty. Time […]

Career Perfusionist: [4] What Makes a Perfusionist ?

If what you did yesterday seems big-  You haven’t done anything today…  – Lou Holtz “Becoming a perfusionist wasn’t a reflection of education as much as it was an investment in experience.” So this is a Perfusion Blog, and what does any of that have to do with us? Well to begin with- we weren’t […]

Perfusion Art: “Tape is Your Friend”

“Tape is Your Friend”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Jorge Molina, PAC- CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None: Narrative:  It’s a lot of tape ! Time & Place:   Honduras, Mexico:   Peds mission About The Artist:  Jorge Molina is a well known and very respected perfusionist excelling in pediatric perfusion.  He works on many missions, and […]

Career Perfusionist: [3] Programs & Certification

Certification bodies/associations American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion – American certification body. Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists – Australian and New Zealand Association of Perfusionists. Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion – The Australian and New Zealand Certification Body. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion – An American-based association of perfusionists. […]

Career Perfusionist: [2] Training & Education

Training and Education of Perfusionists In the United States, a bachelor’s degree or junior-level prerequisites with concentrations in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology are required to be admitted to a perfusion program. As of 2012, there were 17 perfusion training programs in the United States. Training typically consists of two years of academic and clinical […]

Career Perfusionist: [1] What is a Perfusionist ?

The perfusionist, also known as a clinical perfusionist or a cardiovascular perfusionist, is a specialized healthcare professional who use the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery and other surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass to manage the patient physiological status. The perfusionist is a highly trained member of the cardiothoracic surgical team which consists of cardiac surgeons, […]

Perfusion Art: “Press To Fit…”

“Press To Fit.”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Jorge Molina, PAC- CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None: Narrative:  3/8 tubing on 1/2 connector:  no connector available. (Be a man !!!) Time & Place:   Honduras, Mexico:   Peds mission About The Artist:  Jorge Molina is a well known and very respected perfusionist excelling in pediatric perfusion.  He […]

ECMOjo : Online ECMO Simulator [Reprint]

(Click Image Above to View Site and Test Drive The Simulator) I was surfing the net (actually I was looking at the newest perfusion website I have become familiar with- a very cool site–  perfusione.net ) when I happened across this ECMO simulator and decided to take a look at it. Manufactures and Product Insert […]

Terms of the Trade …

YOUR CHUGGING:  Really ? ? ? That was what I heard…  the Surgeon saying;  “you’re chugging”… It made me think of all the terms we use during a pump run, and what they must sound like to people unfamiliar with the common colloquialisms used during open-heart surgery. So I thought I would run a few […]

Perfusion Art: “PostOp Colors…”

“PostOp Colors…”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Margaret Harrington, Perfusion Student, University of Iowa Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  A PostOp Dressing… Time & Place:   Ecuador, 2011: Guayaquil, Hospital Francisco de Ycaza Bustamente About The Artist:  Margaret R. Harrington, a perfusion student close to graduation, who volunteered her time to […]

A Global Foum ? Yeah ! We Can Do It !

A Picture of the Sun… I would like a Global Forum. It is necessary and far past due. My hope is that eventually, this blog will be considered a resource for all of us. I need help. I need writers and opinions from all over the globe. So please tell your friends if they are […]

Perfusion India: The Story of Bijender Singh Bali [4]

To Save Lives.. You must Love LIFE…  (click image) An Interview With a Perfusionist from India… Thank you Bij for allowing this interview to happen.  I appreciate the effort you have taken to respond with such thoughtful and enlightening answers. So let us continue. Q 5: Discuss your techniques regarding blood management, use of plavix, […]

Perfusion India: The Story of Bijender Singh Bali [3]

To Save Lives.. You must Love LIFE…  (click image) An Interview With a Perfusionist from India… Thank you Bij for allowing this interview to happen.  I appreciate the effort you have taken to respond with such thoughtful and enlightening answers. So let us continue. Q 3: Discuss the physician perfusion relationship.  Is it relaxed, formal, […]

Heparin Alternatives [Reprint]

Authored by Steve Sutton, LP, CCP Editor’s Note: Steve Sutton is well known and highly regarded into today’s Perfusion community.  He is a strong proponent for advancing Perfusion education and in pursuing that goal,  he has given numerous presentations at some of the most  premier Perfusion meetings held each year. Along with his dedication to […]

Letters From Ecuador: Comfort Zones … [8]

(Click Image to View Entire Ecuador Series) Editor’s Note: I want to thank Margaret R. Harrington, who was a perfusion student close to graduation, and volunteered her time to work with The International Children’s Heart Foundation (ICHF) and Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP, on a pediatric mission to Ecuador.  The following is her narrative and insight- […]

Pediatric Perfusionist: Philadelphia, PA

Click Image to View Site Job description Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is looking for a Pediatric Perfusionist with strong skills to complete a team of 6. Specific experience in pediatric surgery and ECMO is desired. Program includes cardiac ECMO, Berlin Heart, TAH, Thoratec, heart and lung Transplant. Team provides on call coverage 24/7 with 2 […]

Perfusion India: The Story of Bijender Singh Bali [2]

To Save Lives.. You must Love LIFE…  (click image) An Interview With a Perfusionist from India… Thank you Bij for allowing this interview to happen.  I appreciate the effort you have taken to respond with such thoughtful and enlightening answers. So let us begin. Q 1: Describe your life when you first engaged medicine, what […]

The Perfusionist: Role in Surgery for Children with Congenital Heart Disease

I was going back and forth with Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP, on twitter this evening discussing a lot of facets regarding international perfusion, and explosion of different avenues regarding research, humanitarian efforts, and perfusion mission work. First things first- Thank you Brian for what you bring to the table, for us as a profession, but […]

The Role of Perfusionists During ECLS ?

Hi Frank, How are you? I need your help because I’m collecting some data about the role of perfusionist during ECLS in US, to compare with the role of perfusionist in Italy. Could you help me sending some data, protocols and other stuffs? Thanks in advance. Emiliano. emiliano@perfusione.net I got the above email from a […]

Perfusion Position: Grand Junction, Colorado

Click Image to View Site Job description St. Mary’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center, in Grand Junction, Colorado is seeking a full-time Perfusionist to join the Heart & Vascular Center.  We are a progressive, state-of-the-art program conducting adult perfusion including, but not limited to, Autotransfusion, IABP, and Cardiac services.  Our new surgical suites opened January […]

Letters From Ecuador : From this Day on, it was a Blur [7]

“If you are taught by the best, you will be the best. It was an absolute honor to get to scrub for Dr. Novick. It is nice to scrub for a surgeon who expects nothing but excellence, and it is even nicer when the surgeon recognizes your talent, and how hard you work your butt […]

Looking for Protocols… The Potential Benefits of del Nido Cardioplegia :

Frank, “I wanted to post a question on your site asking if anyone has experience, protocols or literature supporting the use of Del Nido cardioplegia in adults.  Love the site, great first year.“ Thank you. Patrick Grady Hi Patrick, I’m not the guy with the answers, but I am sure there are a lot of […]

Perfusion India: The Story of Bijender Singh Bali [1]

I wanted an interview with Bij because I liked how he approached CircuitSurfers.com. He sent me a picture of the guts of his pump- and I put it into the art gallery. Then I looked him up on Face Book- and he likes motorcycles.  So basically he likes running two machines where there is NO […]

Free Resume’ & Job Posting

= (Click Image to see who is visiting…) Thanks for visiting- To place your resume online for FREE- send information and details to the email below: email:  EccLog@gmail.com A Job Applicant Who Puts a Resume’ on CircuitSurfers can Expect: 400 + Views of their cover letter and posting An undetermined number of  views of his/her […]

Perfusion Position: Roanoke, Virginia

Click Image to View Site Job description Carilion Clinic – located in Roanoke, Virginia – has a full time staff perfusionist position available in the adult cardiac surgery program. The applicant must a have a great attitude, possess good communication skills, and be a strong team player. Responsibilities include set-up and operation of the heart […]

Senior Perfusion Position: San Diego, CA

Click Logo to View San Diego Job description Anyone interested in a full-time Senior Perfusionist position in the San Diego area is encouraged to forward their resume to: webmaster@apexperfusion.com. If you are planning to attend the upcoming CREF meeting, we will be available to meet for discussion. Please email contact information if you wish to […]

Perfusion Position: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Click Logo to View Face Book Page of Hospital Job description Now Accepting CV’s… Pavia Hospital in San Juan, PR is now accepting CV’s for temporary coverage. Responsibilities include CPB for various cardiac procedures on adults, management of IABP, autotransfusion, and running quality controls. Thank you. Joel Pellot, CCP Chief Perfusionist Pavia Hospital San Juan, […]