EXPECT the best, PLAN for the Worst and PREPARE to be surprised.
Author / Editor:
Co-Editor Anna Lou Villena 🙂
A Perfusionist’s principle goes out for Mr. Waitley’s quote : EXPECT the best, PLAN for the Worst and PREPARE to be surprised.
One can never EXPECT THE BEST outcome without planning ahead. In fact, when Noah built the ark, it wasn’t raining. Working in a profession wherein other’s lives depend on your hands, machine maintenance is a MUST just as SELF testing is a best tool for self- improvement. Gearing up for a battle doesn’t only imply physical preparation but more of the mental and emotional facet.
DISMANTLING AND CONVERGING
The integrity of an object cannot be easily judged by a single look, you have to seek into its depth and different angle. In the same way, before picking up the fragments, be sure that the base (soul) is cleaned up so that when organizing it back, everything is not mixed up.
As CUSTODIANS of patient’s life during bypass run, a blind spot should be avoided. However, inevitable circumstances such as abrupt power interruption or might be an air-oxygen mixer leakage should be anticipated ahead for a worst scenario. More to that, we should develop a soldier’s mark of resilience and think one step ahead of our enemies. Somehow, the Perfusionist’s detrimental enemy is PROCRASTINATION. We may find our responsibility routinized, but time must not be taken for granted to unleash dysfunctional machineries, tools and accessories.
Battery & Speed Calibration: CHECKED