From Japan [ 8 ] We ARE Japanese Perfusionists !

Facebook Thread Authored By: Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) 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 perfusionist.JP founded by Hiroyuki Kuromitsu (Hiro) a Japanese perfusionist. It’s a group of Japanese perfusionists having fun after a […]

A Pediatric Heart Mission: The Dominican Republic [2]

(Click Image to View Entire Dominican Series) Editor’s Note: I want to thank Alfredo Lomeli, CST, an open heart surgical scrub technician from Lubbock, Texas,  and  volunteered his time to work on a pediatric mission to the Dominican Republic.  The following is his photographic journal and narrative of the events and the great story that transpired. […]

Career Perfusionist: [9] An Interview ABOUT Perfusion

Off Pump Hardware_______________________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: Here is a YouTube interview with a perfusionist, giving a detailed description of perfusion, the training, the work,  and the nature of the job:  Submitted by: Antonella Motta, an Italian perfusionist on the FaceBook Group page;  Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!

Happy Thanksgiving ! 2012

Keeping it Real … And keeping it simple. A Year Ago: “I am about to become a foster parent to adopt… ” This Year: “I adopted 2 children (brother & sister) last week !” Lookin’ Cool … In the Adoption Court Room … I am grateful for you guys dropping by and supporting this effort, […]

A Pediatric Heart Mission: The Dominican Republic [1]

(Click Image to View Entire Dominican Series) Editor’s Note: I want to thank Alfredo Lomeli, CST, an open heart surgical scrub technician from Lubbock, Texas,  and  volunteered his time to work on a pediatric mission to the Dominican Republic.  The following is his photographic journal and narrative of the events and the great story that transpired. […]

Perfusion Art: “Aortic Dissection 2”

“Aortic Dissection 2″    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Giuseppe Salerno, chief perfusionist, Villa Verde, Taranto – Italy Equipment:  Canon EOS Editing:  Photoshop Narrative:   Aortic Dissection Time & Place:    Cardiac surgery – Taranto – Italy About The Artist: A young Italian perfusionist:  Founder of the Facebook Group: Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!!  Currently with 500 +  members. Click […]

Perfusion Age Survey Results !

Editor’s Note: The name Methuselah, or the phrase “old as Methuselah,” is commonly used to refer to any living thing reaching great age.  Hence the title, hence the survey. But age is a sword that cuts both ways in our profession.  Is it possible that too old may indeed trump too young? I honestly feel, […]

Perfusion Art: “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough …”

“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough …”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Watercolor filter. Narrative:  OpCab…  BMI 44.5.  A tough off-pump case- chest was cavernously deep- and tough targets.  But we stayed off. Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  […]

My Thoughts as a Working Graduate Perfusionist…

Completing perfusion school, searching for employment, and settling in with the new position. Although there are several perfusion schools in the nation, they all educate students on perfusion technology. Each perfusion student graduating from an accredited institution must pump a minimum of 75 cases in order to complete graduation requirements. Going through rotations, one gets […]

The CentriMag VAD : Insertion & Cannulaes

The CentriMag Pump Display Console and Drive Units Operative Technique RVAD The right ventricular assist device (RVAD) is usually established with the right atrium as the inflow and the main pulmonary artery as the outflow. LVAD The outflow of the LVAD is the ascending aorta except in unusual cases where the descending aorta or a […]

Perfusion Art: “It Takes a Village”

“It Takes a Village”    ____________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Watercolor filter. Narrative:  Things heat up as an OpCab gets a little more serious. Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: Click to Donate Click here to […]

Perfusion Art: “ECMO_Land”

  “ECMO_Land”    ____________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative:  Some great PICU nurses helping out on an unexpected adult ECMO Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit Surfers: Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery […]

The “Hot Shot” : A Layman’s Approach to Myocardial Protection

A Salient Point from a Perfusionist: “I will give one good example of how a warm/hot shot worked for us. We finished up a normal 4 banger and before doing the proximals with the cross clamp on we routinely give a short hot shot, actually its room temperature shot, but I digress. The clamp was […]

Perfusion Art: “Pay-For-Performance-Baybee”

“Pay-For-Performance-Baybee”    ____________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative:  Famous Texas Heart Surgeon- Paying the Perfusionist… in step with the new upcoming Medicare guidelines…  (LOL- He’s actually buying us lunch) Time & Place:   2012 About The Artist:  CCP in Texas:  Editor: Circuit […]

Perfusion Art: “Museum Piece”

“Museum Piece”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Giuseppe Salerno Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments:  Gradient filter. Narrative: Giuseppe Salerno :  This heart-lung machine – a device originally designed and built by John Heysham Gibbon between the ‘930s and the ‘950s – dates back to 1958 and can be seen in in […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Wrap-Up]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Saturday Afternoon]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Saturday Morning]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Friday]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Thursday]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]

Live Blog: Uluru ! 2012 [Wednesday]

Uluru is sacred to the Anangu, the Aboriginal people of the area. The area around the formation is home to a plethora of springs, waterholes, rock caves and ancient paintings. Uluru is listed as a World Heritage Site. Media Journalism by… Martin Gill: Perfusionist Editor, ANCZP Gazette (Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Australia) Editor’s Note: […]