The Sanibel Perfusion PodCast: When VISION Becomes Reality…

Editor’s Note:   In terms of perfusion interaction and communication, there are a few seminal moments I’m sure all of us recognize as game changers, paradigm shifts, and technological improvements that could be compared as dynamic as the transition from bubble oxygenators, to hollow fibre membrane technology. Some examples of perfusion evolution in terms of […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Perfusion & the Pregnant Patient

  Editor’s Note: PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing series provided to assist your programs with that one puzzle piece we all run into now and then- that one time that an unexpected patient condition may give you pause… The intention here is to disseminate some basic recipes […]

Live YouTube CEU’s: Save Money and Get the Category 1 CEU’s that You Need

Click on image above to view online details 🙂 To All: This year we will be “upping the ante” again with our Live Webcast by making it available on Youtube! This new platform will allow many new amazing features as follows: 1. Ability to pause and resume live video feed. 2. Multi-platform capability on every device […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Priming the CardioHelp ECLS

Editor’s Note: PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing series provided to assist your programs with that one puzzle piece we all run into now and then- that one time that an unexpected patient condition may give you pause… The intention here is to disseminate some basic recipes that […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Conduct of CPB

Editor’s Note: PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing series provided to assist your programs with that one puzzle piece we all run into now and then- that one time that an unexpected patient condition may give you pause… The intention here is to disseminate some basic recipes that […]

Job Shadow Wanted: Twin Cities MN

Editor’s Note: Hey Minnesota perfusion colleagues, this young man is looking for a job shadow opportunity.  Can You give him a hand? Hello, I’m a junior at the University of Minnesota. I’m exploring career options and find perfusion technology very interesting. I’d like to shadow to gain more insight about the field but struggling to […]

Perfusion Job Shadow: Orlando or Tampa FL ?

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Bar Graphs & Blood Banks…

“Red cell transfusion rates for CPB patients are the highest and most variable amongst all surgical patients.” Editor’s Note: This discussion comes up so often, it borders on the ridiculous- because there has never really been any closure or academic consensus regarding transfusion thresholds- and the point at which we decide we are “going to […]

LPM: A Student’s Perspective- Exams

“I wanted to get everything right, despite my nerves sometimes getting the best of me. What I hadn’t realized was that the whole year of practice had prepared me well.” Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of a new series with our newest associate editor, Shayla Johnson, who is currently enrolled in a perfusion program.  I […]

An Amazingly Affordable Solution! 40 CEU’s : WEBCast- Sannibel Symposium

Click on image to view WEBCast details Editor’s Note: I have used Perfusion.com’s online education features before- especially to get some last minute CEU’s for certification renewal.  The presentations are solid and informational, and extremely convenient and affordable.  I highly recommend this as an option for those of us who can’t get away to attend […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Perfusion Basic Science Review: January 2015

Click image to view meeting details Sat Jan 31, Sun Feb 1, 2015 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Clinical Applications Review: February 2015

Click image to view meeting details Sat Feb 28, Sun Mar 1, 2015 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: […]

HEROS! A Job Shadowing Experience

“I now understand even more why someone would want to go in this line of work; these men and women in the OR make a difference, together they do something incredible, literally life altering, they are nothing short of modern day hero’s.” Editor’s Note: This is a narrative from a future perfusion student who job-shadowed […]

The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium: Fort Myers, FL

 Perfusion.com Presents Click image to view Sanibel Conference The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium will be held on February 4-7th, 2015 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. This conference venue features ocean views from virtually every angle and on-site activities including dining, cocktails, live music, boating, fishing, tennis and a world class […]

Plz Donate: Intervention Doesn’t Stop AFTER the Operation…

“This would make the realistic GoFundMe goal approximately $10,800- a sum that represents less than the purchase price of a used car…” Click Image Above to Donate 🙂 Editor’s Note: I was checking FB the other day, and spotted a compelling story on the page of a long distance friend (as well as colleague on this […]

PICU Nursing: Honing Your ECMO Skills

Editor’s Note: So I was @ Women’s & Children’s Hospital – here in West Texas, doing some platelet gel cases, when I decided to drop by the PICU to visit friends I hadn’t seen in awhile. The PICU staff was pretty thin- so I asked where everybody was- and found out they were conducting an ECMO wet […]

Using Occlusive Foley Catheters to Control Excessive Tumor-Related Bleeding

Dr.Harinder Singh Bedi = = The lowly Foley to the rescue – It was the 4th case . A meticulous  total arterial off pump bypass and and two hectic mitral and tricuspid valve repairs – the 2nd had required some extra  time as it was a young lad and I wanted to avoid a valve […]

PERTECCON 2014: JIPMER, Puducherry, INDIA

Click image to view meeting details December 5th – 7th, 2014 JIPMER ACADEMIC CENTRE JIPMER, Puducherry, INDIA PERTECCON 2014 ​WELCOME TO PUDUCHERRY- TO JIPMER-TO PERTECCON 2014 ! Perfusion technology is an inseperable part of cardiac surgery. This  science is a miracle tool switching the heart on-off-on. Tremendous evolution has been occurring constantly from the Gibbon’s era, making it a […]

CREF 2015 35th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

Click image to view meeting details February 11th – 14th, 2015 Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, California USA CREF 2015 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 cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, and extracorporeal perfusion. […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Clinical Applications Review: February 2015

Click image to view meeting details Sat Feb 21, Sun Feb 22 , 2015 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Perfusion Basic Science Review: January 2015

Click image to view meeting details Sat Jan 31, Sun Feb 1, 2015 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: […]

EBOLA: Protective Gear: How to AVOID Contamination

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in […]

EBOLA: Facts NOT Myths – A brief primer for all of us

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in […]

EBOLA: For Ebola caregivers, enormous fear, risk and bravery

  Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties […]

EBOLA: Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings

Click image to view article Editor’s Note: As healthcare professionals, even though we are unlikely to come into direct contact with ebola patients, it is nevertheless incumbent upon us to at least be slightly prepared. Our environmental awareness regarding our surroundings and contamination issues (sterile technique etc-), is much more refined than most other specialties in […]

The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium: Fort Myers, FL

 Perfusion.com Presents Click image to view Sanibel Conference The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium will be held on February 4-7th, 2015 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. This conference venue features ocean views from virtually every angle and on-site activities including dining, cocktails, live music, boating, fishing, tennis and a world class […]

Letters from a Perfusionist in Germany: Coming to America…

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a perfusionist in Germany. I don’t know if the ABCP recognizes Perfusion Certification from Europe.  I guess the question is- can he sit for the ABCP boards? Hi Frank, hope u can help.. i want to immigrate to the states after i finish my Master degree […]

Wisconsin Perfusion Society : Spring 2015

(Click Image to View Website) WPS:  Wisconsin Dells, WI April 10th – April 12th, 2015 Join us for the 22nd annual Wisconsin Perfusion Society (WPS), April 10-12 at the Glacier Canyon Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells.  In addition to CPB conduct, a variety of topics including ECMO, VADS, minimally invasive technique, TAVR, and others are […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Clinical Applications Science Review: September 2014

Click image to view meeting details September 27 & September 28, 2014 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: Our […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Perfusion Basic Science Review: September 2014

You Can STILL Register & Get 20 Cat I CEU’s !   Click image to view meeting details September 13 & September 14, 2014 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Click HERE to view Course Details Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 […]

The 2015 Annual Academy Meeting San Antonio, Texas February 5 – 8, 2015

Click image to view Website & Details Program (Live WebCast Available)   The American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion 515A East Main Street, Annville, PA 17003 Phone/Fax: 717-867-1485 Email: OfficeAACP@aol.com Venue Click image above to view website Map Click image above to view Map Post Your Meeting for Free ! email:  EccLog@gmail.com (Click Image to Post Meeting) […]

My Perfusion Job Shadowing Experience: Day 1

Click HERE to view entire series 🙂 Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of what is going to be a 3-part series- the first two posts presented by a young, soon-to-be medical professional who job shadowed for two days with me.  The last will be a re-post of something I had written- that reflects the […]

My Perfusion Job Shadowing Experience: Day 3

Click HERE to view entire series 🙂 Editor’s Note: This is part 3 of what is a 3-part series- two posts are presented by a young, soon-to-be medical professional who job shadowed for two days with me.  This last post will be a re-post of something I had written- that was about this particular case- that reflects […]

Heart Surgery in the PI: My Pump Support Drama

The Republic of the Philippines. Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines Click image to view Weng’s FB page… My Pump Support Drama By Weng Puno-Baldeo = it was just a regular day in the o.r. after a vsd case the team dismantled the hlm, charged all the supplies used and preparing a […]

CPB Techniques for ESRD/Hemodyalisis on Pt Awaiting Renal TX

Dr.Harinder Singh Bedi = = I have a 56 year old patient in ESRD on hemodialysis with a left radial AV fistula . He was being planned for renal transplant and was discovered to have critical and diffuse CAD- so being taken up for CABG . Plan so far : 1. avoid LIMA because of […]

Protamine

Protamine Protamine, a polycationic protein derived from salmon milt, possess strong alkalinity because of an amino acid composition consisting of 67% arginine.  In its natural state, the numerous positive charges on the protamine molecule bind with the negatively charged phosphate groups of the nucleoprotein material of salmon sperm.  Heparin, a polyanion, binds ionically to protamine […]

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic Stenosis Rheumatic heart disease and calcification deposits due to age (senile calcific aortic stenosis) are the most common pathologic conditions associated with aortic stenosis.  Congenital malformations such as a bicuspid aortic valve with a small annulus, or unicuspid valve usually develop symptoms at an early age but occasionally surface in later years.  Calcification of […]

Cardiac Blood Flow & O2 Consumption

“The major vessels of the coronary circulation are the left main coronary that divides into left anterior descending and circumflex branches, and the right main coronary artery.” Source: Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts Richard E. Klabunde, PhD The major vessels of the coronary circulation are the left main coronary that divides into left anterior descending andcircumflex branches, and the right main coronary artery. […]

Looking for 50 cases to Re-instate CCP

Hi, My name is Maureen Gray and I had the CCP credential from 1989 through 1996.  I was trained with Psicor/Oakland University in Rochester Mi, 84-86, worked until 94 all over the country.  I have recently returned to the surgical suite as a Clinical Technician:  ATS, IABC etc. I am taking the PBSE in October […]

Myocardial Ischemia: The Best Timing for Engaging CPB for Revascularization

Editors Note: Having been in the field for awhile, and being an STS data coordinator, the timing of surgery for patients suffering from an acute evolving myocardial infarction (AEMI) has always intrigued me. The STS data form is very specific in tracking these intervals, and I am naturally curious as to what the impact on […]

A Unique Case Review:

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 […]

Up Close & Personal: The Bental Procedure

Click images to enlarge (it’s definitely worth it) Editor’s Note: These amazing pictures are brought to you by Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP, LP- who is currently 3/4 way through Medical school. = Nadia joined the “Surfers team as an Associate Editor- in charge of Media &  Photography. Nadia is very gifted, as a skilled clinician, a […]

Adequacy of Perfusion:

Adequacy of Perfusion:  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 […]

The TEG (Thromboelastogram)

Editor’s Note: Recently we began employing the TEG routinely for all of our open-heart procedures.  Now I am relatively familiar with the concept, having discussed and written about it before.  However there is an array of numbers and categories that come with the TEG analysis that I wasn’t certain about, so to clear it up […]