2 New Job Opportunities at AmSECT.org : Staff Perfusionist: Topeka, KS & Memphis, TN

  Staff Perfusionist Topeka, KS Memphis, TN Job description See AMSECT.org website Free Job & Resume’ Posting email:  EccLog@gmail.com (Click Image if you are Looking for Work)

Perfusion Art: “FlatLined Pastels”

“FlatLined Pastels”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments. Narrative: A reflection right before coming off bypass. Time & Place:   2014  West Texas About The Picture:  On Bypass Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations are for the cost and […]

Roundworms & ECMO ? Any Advice, Experience, or Literature?

Editor’s Note: I got an email from a perfusion colleague regarding the impact (if any) of roundworms on the oxygenator for an ECMO run. Please help?  Any information- please forward to the comments section of this blog post, my email, or  Amanda’s email who is running the ECMO. Very much appreciated 🙂 Hey Frank, Do […]

Perfusion Art: “Panorama”

“Panorama”___________________________   Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Paulo Franco, CCP Equipment:  Digital, Iphone 5 Editing:  Panorama app Narrative:  this foto, it was taken yesterday during a Frozen Elefant Trunk procedure in Lisbon, Portugal Time & Place:   Our institution is Hospital de Santa Marta, Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, EPE. Comments: Helo, I don’t know if you’re interested […]

Heart Surgery in India: “I Tied My Turban Myself”

Editor’s Note: This is a story written by an Indian cv surgeon I have written to on FB. It has a “Lawrence of Arabia” feel to it, and I enjoyed reading it very much- Thank you sir for the time and effort to share this tale 🙂 Dr. Harinder Singh Bedi  MCh,FIACS (Gold Medallist) Head […]

From Our Perfusion Friends in Iraq

Editor’s Note: Hussein Najim Perfusionist This is a perfusionist in Iraq that trained and worked with Brian Forsberg, MS, CCP (working with ICHF). I see him on FB once in awhile- he is always kind and in good spirits.  So enjoy the picture and realize that we are truly blessed – each in our own […]

A New Perfusion EMR System: Try it- It’s FREE !

Editor’s Note: I got an email regarding a new EMR platform for Perfusionists.  Having designed numerous database systems before, this would in my opinion be worth taking a look at.  I will review the system in the coming week.  In the mean time- download it and check it out 🙂   Hey it’s FREE ! […]

Perfusion Art: “Gratitude”

“Gratitude”___________________________   Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Willie Swyer CCP Equipment:  Digital, Sony DSC R1 Editing:  Layers, Enhance, Glow, Sharpen, Vignette Narrative:  Using the Thoratec IVAD as a symbol, thanks is given to all donors and families who have given so much. Time & Place:   2007  Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada =  Gratitude by Willie Swyer = You […]

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 […]

4 New Job Opportunities at amsect.org : 1 Peds- 2 Chief Positions, 1 ECMO Coordinator

Click image to view AMSECT job opportunity Job description See AMSECT.org website Free Job & Resume’ Posting email:  EccLog@gmail.com (Click Image if you are Looking for Work)

Perfusion Art: “Looking Under the Hood”

“Looking Under the Hood”    ________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Michael Arciszewski MHS CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  ? Narrative:  it is a inferior look at the delphin head and oxygenator, the work horses of the system. The pump is a terumo system 1 Time & Place:   2014  Connecticut About The Picture: Hey Frank! Its Mike Arciszewski, the perfusionist […]

CREF 2014: Wrapping it up- Beyond Day 4

Editor’s Note: Well it was 2,500 miles to make it all happen.  A lot of hotels, mountains, desserts, but I had to drive it to make the Perfusion Art Gallery get there.  And it DID happen 🙂 It happened at CREF 2014.  And the response was overwhelmingly great. The funny thing is- I wasn’t really […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 3

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 3 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and have been Live Blogging this event throughout the conference.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. Thanks for following ‘Surfers, and enjoy the conference 🙂 Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Circuit Surfers dot com Day 3 Schedule: = […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 2

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 2 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and have been Live Blogging this event throughout the conference.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. I would like to thank a few people for helping make this blog relevant and possible: Nadia Azuero, CCP, and Michael Pienta, […]

CREF 2014: Live Blog- Day 1

Editors Note: Welcome on Day 1 of CREF 2014!  I am attending this year, and will be Live Blogging this event throughout the next 4 days.  Please check back often for updates as they happen. Thanks for following ‘Surfers, and enjoy the conference 🙂 Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Circuit Surfers dot com CREF day […]

#Driving_To_SanDiego_CREF_Day_2

Survival of the Fittest Editor’s Note: 1,100 miles, 2 days, and intermittent decent weather salvaged some ominous moments from potential doom. Got here- with 22 pieces of art, and 84 mile trip getting to 4000 + feet and back down again (Laguna mountains, CA), multiple border patrol inspections, and a San Diego that has definitely […]

Why go to CREF San Diego 2014?

#DrivingToSanDiegoToday = That’s why 🙂 = Click image to view meeting details February 5 – 8, 2014 Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, California USA CREF 2014 The premier San Diego perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, discussions, and hands-on workshops and extracurricular education on topics related to […]

The Avalon Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter

Have you used a percutaneous venous cannula like this? The AVALONELITE :  Bi-Caval Dual Lumen Catheter (Click image to visit website) A Discussion on Cannula Positioning Proper cannula positioning in single site veno-venous extracorporeal life support (vv-ELS) is cumbersome and necessitates image guidance to obtain a safe and stable position within the heart and the […]