A Guide To Circuit Surfers: [ 2 ] The Side Bar

Editor’s Note: This is a section to familiarize readers with the different areas and aspects of the Circuit Surfer’s Blog. There is a vast amount of information and diversity to make this a fun and useful media tool for Today’s Perfusionists. In order to make this a robust and dependable on-line experience, continuity and navigation […]

Perfusion Position: Michigan

Job description Dear Perfusionists, A of Facility in Michigan has asked us to help them recruit for 1 full time Perfusionist. This opportunity will be for a CCP with 3 – 5 years total experience, at least some experience with neonates/PED’s and a desire to transition into a Chief of Perfusion job on a team […]

Perfusion Art: “Early Dallas”

“Early Dallas”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer: Per Seanne Sevier Azzolina: “the photographer was most likely my father, Gaetano Azzolina, Chief Heart Surgeon at Clinica Gavazzeni back then…” = Equipment:  35 mm = Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: = Narrative:  A picture of a pioneer perfusionist in Clinica Gavazzeni Private Hospital:  Originally lived […]

Private Perfusion Group Looking To Expand

Are you at a point in your career where you are thinking about slowing down your practice? We are a small but well established perfusion group with a solid core of seasoned perfusionists looking for opportunities to expand our organization. Are you a solo perfusionist without many alternatives for enjoying any vacations or time off […]

ANZCP 2012 Meeting: Uluru

Click Image to View Conference Details 1-2 November 2012 / Uluru Northern Territory Uluru is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural landmarks. The sandstone formation stands 348 m (1,142 ft) high (rising 863 m/2,831 ft above sea level), with most of its bulk lying underground, and has a total circumference of 9.4 km (5.8 mi).[4] Both Uluru and the nearby Kata […]

The 17th Annual Illinois State Perfusion Society Meeting: Fall 2012

Click Image to View Conference Details October 19 – 21, 2012 Oakbrook / Illinois The 17th Annual Illinois State Perfusion Society Meeting will be held October 19-21, 2012 at Hamburger University on McDonald’s Campus in Oak Brook, IL. The agenda can be found at our website www.illinoisperfusion.org. The registration fee for the meeting is $175 before […]

A Guide To Circuit Surfers: [ 1 ] The Menu Bar

Editor’s Note: This is a section to familiarize readers with the different areas and aspects of the Circuit Surfer’s Blog. There is a vast amount of information and diversity to make this a fun and useful media tool for Today’s Perfusionists. Today’s Topic:  The Menu Bar So Let’s See WHAT’S UNDER THE HOOD ? Click […]

Perfusion Life: Why We do This [ 2 ]

Editor’s Note: Just another one of those moments when I step back and think of the majesty that is life- and why we struggle and work so hard to preserve it.   Remember the fact that you play such a vital role in the continuation of another soul’s journey. Enjoy this!  And ENJOY your life… 🙂 […]

Wanted: Perfusion Art for an International Gallery

Click Picture to Enlarge Welcome to the Perfusion Photo Gallery This is a beginning effort to develop a collection of Perfusion related pictures that have been submitted by perfusionists from all over the world. The intention is to develop an online photo gallery highlighting the lives and events of people in our profession. The hope […]

Urgent Need : A Perfusionist for 2 weeks in Najaf, Iraq

Hello Frank, Is there any way you can post this urgent appeal for us? Thank you for anything you can do… Brian C. Forsberg, MPH CCP email response to:  brianforpres@aol.com We are in URGENT need of a Perfusionist for Two Weeks on the following trip.  Please let me know if you are available for this mission as […]

Something To Remember: You Are Recognized !

Editor’s Note: I have never really bought into – any of the “Days” out there- Perfusionist Day, Nurses Week, Dr’s Appreciation,  etc… I’m not cynical, I guess i feel we do this for a reason other than needing to be recognized. However, this particular video struck a chord- as it did describe some of the […]

Back Table Setups: Bring-Back Hearts

The Setup Discussion: We were setting up case the other day, and had a new scrub getting a shot at passing instruments.  I was laughing and joked with them that it sounded like “Open Heart Boot Camp” – the way my friend  Andrea (the mentor) was drilling this young lady. Part of her process was […]

HEXMO: Miniaturized ECMO

Click image above to view Source Article Editor’s Note: A submission and link found on Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!. Submitted by:  Hiroyuki Kuromitsu This technology is still in the research stages, but seems very workable and sophisticated.  I have no idea about a time table for in-vivo human trials. = = Click image to view entire […]

The Knife & the Rope : Rock Climbers & Heart Surgeons

WS- On the Solar Slab Editor’s Note: We all live our lives to establish the smallest grain of respect in a world of humanity populated by so many intrepid souls.  I like to think I have made a difference, just as you who are reading this also feel that your impact- your moment- your brief […]

From Italy [ 4 ] Performance of the Heart

Editor’s Note: Once again, just checking early morning news and chatter on Facebook, and another interesting discussion rears it’s head.  This discussion can be found on the FB group Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  founded by Giuseppe Salerno an Italian perfusionist that I have worked with on several projects and consider a colleague AND a friend.  I […]

Surviving Heart Surgery as a Perfusionist : And Dealing With It …

To Save Lives.. You must Love LIFE…  And the People in yours … Editor’s Note: Heart surgery is a scary thing.  As Perfusionists we are at a higher risk, just because of the nature of the beast (profession related stress). So here is a dialogue of one of our own, who underwent emergent Bypass, survived, […]

New Technologies : CORMATRIX: Bio-Tissue Technology

Click image to view source article = = Editor’s Note: This is a product I discovered while reading online @ the FB site “Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!” an I Italian on-line perfusion group.  My frriend Emiliano Vitalini posted the link for the article- and I had seen an insert on it before- so thought I would […]

9.11.2001

Photo by Paul Landsman, Clinical Coordinator at South Plains College School of Surgical Technology.  Lubbock, West Texas. Thanks Paul 🙂 911 is like a Genetic Memory It is burned into the context of our society. * It begs the question of when the number 911 was initially designated as the universal distress signal, if there […]

CircuitSurfers.Com: Softball Champions ? Really ?

Ryan, RRT- Great Pic from “The Tough Mudder” Iron Man Competition Editor’s Note: It’s not always bone crushing tension and stress in life as a perfusionist.  We develop “off the field” relationships with the people we work with everyday, and that’s what makes it even more worthwhile. In this case- the latest endeavor shaped up […]

From Point A to Point B : Packed Cells

Blood Transfusion on CPB I usually know if I am going to transfuse a patient during the course of cardiopulmonary bypass. Aside from the obvious co-factors associated with blood product administration (Kg, gender, HgB, age, susceptibility to stroke, estimated hemodilution, platelet count, antiplatelets Rx, and a few others), surgical dynamics also come into play. But […]

What Doesn’t Kill You- Makes You Stronger

Click to View…  It’s DEFINITELY Inspiring. This was a link that one of our PICU nurses left on her Facebook page. It totally reminded me of our PICU and the great ECMO nurses we have working there! Ash …  Man she is the greatest !  She linked the YouTube video above. Awesome Murals and Colors […]

Perfusion Art: “Quest MPS”

“Quest MPS”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative:  Cardioplegia delivery system Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development […]

Perfusion Art: “Crystalloid Reflections”

“Crystalloid Reflections”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative:  Crystalloid Reflections Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and development of […]

Perfusion Art: “Heme Jellyfish”

“Heme Jellyfish” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   This is what happens when u drain an entire bag of cell saver into the cats by accident and then blood starts coming through…pretty cool looking Time & Place:  2012: […]