To England! Need to find a Thoracic CV Surgeon for MVR on Patient with Factor V Leiden Deficiency

Plz Click here to leave a comment or recommendation 🙂 Editor’s Note: I received the following message this morning from a colleague of ours. Basically- anyone reading this that lives in ENGLAND is asked for their recommendation (in the comments section plz) for a CV surgeon in England that they trust enough that they would want […]

To England! Need to find a Thoracic CV Surgeon for MVR on Patient with Factor V Leiden Deficiency

Plz Click here to leave a comment or recommendation 🙂 Editor’s Note: I received the following message this morning from a colleague of ours. Basically- anyone reading this that lives in ENGLAND is asked for their recommendation (in the comments section plz) for a CV surgeon in England that they trust enough that they would want […]

Student Seeking Job Shadow Opportunity: Miami Area

Editor’s Note: Anybody in Florida want to help this potential perfusion candidate out? Mr. Aprile, Hi , I’m a student at MDCC, getting the prerequisites done which I need to enroll in Barry U’s perfusionist program. I would love to shadow a perfusionist at work one time to make absolutely sure that this is what […]

Student Seeking Job Shadow Opportunity: Miami Area

Editor’s Note: Anybody in Florida want to help this potential perfusion candidate out? Mr. Aprile, Hi , I’m a student at MDCC, getting the prerequisites done which I need to enroll in Barry U’s perfusionist program. I would love to shadow a perfusionist at work one time to make absolutely sure that this is what […]

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 […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: On The Relevancy of IABP Therapy…

Editor’s Note: Was just going through some mail and stuff- and saw a few comments that I thought were interesting and would like to share. Please respond in the comments section of this post… Frank = Various questions on the relevancy of IABP Therapy = Hi Frank, = = My name is Rahul Barwal. I […]

Inquiry from curious student

To whomever receives this letter, My name is Vanel Marc. I am currently changing my career path. And I wanted to get into the field of perfusion. The field seems really fascinating, challenging, and rewarding. I ran across this website and found a wealth of knowledge. I wanted to ask if it were possible for […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: I enjoy the postings from the perfusionist in the street…

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: Was just going through some mail and stuff- and saw a few comments that I thought were interesting and would like to share. Frank = Various thoughts on or “About Circuit Surfers” = Hi Frank, Anyway, with regards to your question re circuit surfers- I have personally always enjoyed the […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: Yeah, they saved his life, but removed his arms and his legs…

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: Was just going through some mail and stuff- and saw a few comments that I thought were interesting and would like to share. Frank = Various thoughts on or “About Circuit Surfers” = From Kasab Dec 8, 2:44 am Pardon I was remiss in my first post. I meant to […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: Change is the most difficult thing a person can do-

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: Was just going through some mail and stuff- and saw a few comments that I thought were interesting and would like to share. Frank = Various thoughts on or “About Circuit Surfers” = From Dan, Change is the most difficult thing a person can do’. Yet you are quite right […]

Letters From the Philippines: Improving O2 Transfer?

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a Filipino  perfusionist via FaceBook.  If any of you have any engineering insights into the mechanics of increasing Oxygenator surface area for improving O2/CO2 exchange , can you send replies to Kevin Tabamo’s FB page? Thanks ! = = 🙂 Frank Click image to respond directly […]

Letters From Saudi Arabia: Plz Recommend a Perfusion Program

Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a graduating nursing student from Saudi Arabia. If you have any suggestions for a great perfusion school you would like to recommend- please respond here in the comments section, or directly to Mr. Wafe at his listed email address. I need your help from Saudi Arabia […]

Letters From Pakistan: Questions on the CardioHelp System

Click image to view manufacturer’s information on this product- Editor’s Note: Hi Guys, I got this letter from a Pakistani perfusionist via LinkedIn.  If any of you have any Experience using the CardioHelp System, can you send replies here to ‘Surfers? I have no experience with the device, so it would be inappropriate for me […]

College Station, Houston, or San Antonio! Student Seeking Job Shadow Opportunity.

Editor’s Note: This is the second time this young lady has made an inquiry, so it seems she is pretty determined to give it a shot- and you have to admire that 🙂 So c’mon guys-  I know there has to be somebody in Texas willing to help out 🙂 Mr. Aprile, My name is […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: A Raw Look

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: Was just going through some mail and stuff- and saw a compilation of letters- both pro and con- but all worthy in terms of the points delivered.  It’ is many positive reflections that may be addressed to me, but are really  NOT about me-  but are all about us […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : How Can I Subscribe ?

Editor’s Note: This is a note I got yesterday regarding following CircuitSurfers.com via email notification (subscription). = Hi Frank , We recently moved our pediatric services to the Childrens of Alabama facility connected to a crosswalk to UAB. I have changed my email address.   Please forward your blog to that email. I miss seeing […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: From China: Pediatric Priming Solutions ?

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: I got this question regarding pediatric priming protocols from a perfusionist in China. My pediatric experience is limited to ECMO- so I defer to the more experienced pediatric perfusionists out there to help formulate an informed response 🙂 Leave your answers or suggestions in the “Comments” section plz? Frank […]

Houston or San Antonio! Student Seeking Job Shadow this Summer!

Mr. Aprile, I recently came across your blog about perfusion. I’m currently a senior at Texas A&M and still undecided about my plans after graduation. Perfusion has sparked my interest and I was wondering if you know any perfusionist in the San Antonio or Houston area that I could shadow this summer. Thank you for […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : How do you do WHAT yOU do ?

Editor’s Note: This was a significant comment made when I first started ‘Surfers. = Teutonic, I don’t know how you guys can do what you do. When I heard some of the stories told by the wife of my bypass friend, of how she frequented the hospital every day and ranted and raved and assaulted […]

HELP ! Looking for Medos Oxygenators

Editor’s Note: I received an email today regarding the Medos pediatric oxygenator: “Frank, browsing for a supply of pediatric oxy’s and found your post on the Medos oxygenator system. I used this once eons ago in Italy- worked superbly. I want to try to get some for a big project. Any contacts out there?” Jeffrey […]

Letter To ‘Surfers: Protocols & ECC Setups ?

Editor’s Note: I received an email today regarding ECC setups and institutional protocols.  If you have any suggestions or written protocols, perhaps you could share them with Ryan ? Hello Frank,  I sent a post to you back in June that you entitled, ‘Is Perfusion a Dead Language?’. I am happy to say that I […]

HELP ! Potential Perfusion Student Looking for Perfusionist to Talk to- Atlanta Area …

Hello, My name is Dwayne Kendrick and i am currently a biology major at Toccoa Falls College. I am interested in the field of perfusion but I have one dilemma,  its hard to find anyone in this field that you can speak with personally.  I would like to at least know a perfusionist if all possible to see if I can […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : From Jordan: How Many Perfusionits are Required Per Case?

Click Image above to go directly to Mr. Ali’s FB page 🙂 Editor’s Note: Most places I have worked, it was with one perfusionist per case- unless the degree of difficulty implied the need for more assistance.  At one point in my career we did have a perfusion assistant on each case.  At another point, […]

HELP ! Potential Perfusion Student Looking for Opportunity to Job Shadow in Seattle Area …

Hi, Thanks for the blog. It’s been a great resource for me in terms of gaining a more thorough understanding of the field of perfusion and what it’s like as a perfusion student. I recently got introduced to the science of cardiovascular perfusion from a friend who just graduated from a perfusion program. At first […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : “I Read Your Words…”

Editor’s Note: This was a response I wanted to share with all of us. It’s a BIG thank you for the passion and dedication we all give to the profession. From one-of-us that is from outside-of-us that views-another-side-of-us… Janet Rabin. A Constant spark of encouragement and kind words. Thank you. = From Janet Rabin: I […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : A Response to the Question

Editor’s Note: This was an elegant response I received in the comments section of a recent post… “Redneck or Bleeding Liberal?” The author is Patrizio Sartini, I imagine to be an Italian perfusionist based on the name- but not quite certain of that. I thought it raised many thoughts well worth sharing. = From Mr. […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : Redneck- or Bleeding Liberal ?

“Bring It ! “ Editor’s Note: I got this letter today, and found it pretty funny. No harm and no foul either way i answer… I enjoyed the letter and was humbled that anyone would really care enough to take the time to wonder 🙂 = From Mr. Martin: (Australia) Hi Frank I am about […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: A Visitor from Belgium

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: I got this letter from a European perfusionist visiting the U.S. for a conference coming up in San Diego. If you are so inclined, I included his email in case you can answer some of his questions ? Frank To Circuit Surfers : Click to enlarge Email responses to […]

Letters To ‘Surfers: From South Africa: An Experienced Response

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: I got this response to my earlier  “Age and Perfusion” post. It’s from South Africa, and from an experienced perfusionist.  He made some very salient points.  🙂 Frank To Circuit Surfers : Hi. I am a practicing perfusionist in South Africa. And have been doing so since 1981. I […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : The Missioneer

= From Michael Parpard, RRT, CCP Frank, Love your website ! I have been a Pediatric Perfusionist for 17 years, and just recently heard about your Circuit Surfers from a few friends that follow your website. I have been going on Pediatric Mission trips almost my whole career, and even helped send Brian Forsberg on […]

Letters From Italy: Thesis Topic Suggestions?

Elisabetta Maio Hi Guys, I got this letter from a young Italian perfusion student.  She is looking for ideas for her thesis. Do you all have any suggestions? There are a million possibilities.  If any of you have any ideas- please submit them or leave Elisabetta a message in the comments section? Thanks ! = […]

Age & Perfusion: An Experienced Response

(Click Image to Enlarge) Editor’s Note: I got this response to my earlier  “Methuselah-Meets-Perfusion” post. The individual who spurred the discussion to begin with, I omit her name for now, so that this discussion isn’t linked to her efforts to find work.  But it was a very well written and prosaic opinion, and feel it […]

臨床工学技士 : Japanese Scope of Practice ?

Hi, Sorry to email you out of the blues. I like your blog very much. It is very informative and gives me a better insight into the live and work of a Perfusionist. I hope someday I can contribute as a Perfusionist too. I am currently doing a BSc in Biological Sciences and hoping to […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : The State of the Blog …

A while ago I got an email from a colleague across the pond (the one leading down to the southern hemisphere), a Mr. Martin Gill. If you have followed Circuit Surfers, you will remember Martin as the Australian pediatric perfusionist that did an extraordinary series of posts in the form of a “Live Blog” of […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : IABP Protocols

= From Greta: Hey Frank How goes it?  Hope all is well in TEXAS!!! A hospital administrator came to my office the other day and wanted to know if the Perfusion society or organization has anything in their by-laws or standard of care practices, about how often a IABP should be managed on the Nursing floor i.e. (daily checks).  I know […]

A Letter to ‘Surfers : Graduate School …

= From Jeff: Mr. Aprile, My name is Jeff  and I have been following Circuit Surfers for a few weeks now after being introduced to perfusion careers by a professor of mine. Since then, I have been enthralled by the field and am seriously considering the possibility of a perfusion career over general medicine. Currently, […]

A Letter from Florence, Italy

I got this letter from a reader overseas.  I am printing it because every once in awhile we can all use a lift, and the last few days, a lot of heavy criticism has been laid down regarding Circuit Surfers.  So thank you Seanne.  It really helped 🙂 Hi! I’m Seanne Azzolina, born in Dallas […]