‘Surfers Media ThumbNails FOR 2012

Editor’s Note: I thought I would put together a thumbnail gallery of the life and times @ Circuit Surfers, as a way to let you- the reader- pick and choose what images you would like to look at.  Some of these are from the International Perfusion Art Gallery– while others were taken from various posts […]

Seeking Perfusion Job Shadow Opportunity in Jacksonville, Florida

Editor’s Note: Any of “Y’All” over there in Jacksonville want to help this prospective student out?  Please refer to her contact information and thanks for giving her a shot 🙂 Frank Hello Circuit Surfers team, My name is Rabia and I live in Jacksonville Florida. I’m applying to a CVP Perfusion Program. I have been following […]

Merry Christmas 2014 From Circuit Surfers !

Editor’s Note: I just want to thank all of you for the past year.  Each year provides challenges as well as outcomes that we help negotiate to ourselves. I am deeply appreciative for the many contributions and positive feedback over the last year- and am looking forward to a fantastic year ahead. My best wishes […]

Perfusion in Nepal: Interview With Laxmi Shrestha

“Technologies today have made world nearer. The social networking sites(SNS) as you have mentioned have been a source to communicate at few time in every field and every area. Similary, We perfusionist have also got a good platform for sharing our views, information, techniques by these sites. And yes, it has definitely made us easy […]

Perfusion Life: This Should Make Your Day!

Make 2016 COUNT ! Editor’s Note: Every once in awhile something comes across your desk (or screen) that is thought provoking and inspiring enough- to detach for a minute from out of our medicine clustered lives- and recognize the human spirit for what it is. -Magnificent!  It is because of because of inspiration that live’s are worth […]

Perfusion Life: A Colorful Song…

A Magical Song from Saudi Arabia Editor’s Note: Every once in awhile something comes across your desk (or screen) that is thought provoking and inspiring enough- to detach for a minute from out medicine clustered life- and recognize the human spirit for what it is. -Magnificent!  It is because of because of inspiration that live’s are worth […]

Perfusion Art: “The Repair”

“The Repair“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300 Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Gradient Layer Narrative:  Bental Procedure.  Left coronary osteal reimplantion Time & Place:  April 2008, San Juan Puerto Rico, About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a […]

Perfusion Art: “Thin Threads”

“Thin Threads“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300 Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Gradient Layer Narrative:  Bental Procedure. Time & Place:  April 2008, San Juan Puerto Rico, About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in […]

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 […]

Perfusion Art: “Birds-eye view”

“Birds-eye view“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  CCP.  Saso Stoilov Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  By Saso Narrative:  Birds-eye view Time & Place: Hospital:Acibadem Sistina, Skopje-Macedonia About The Artist: CCP from Macedonia To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Colours of life”

“Colours of life“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  CCP.  Saso Stoilov Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  By Saso Narrative:   Blood, Plasma, and Blood Volume Expanders Time & Place: Hospital:Acibadem Sistina, Skopje-Macedonia About The Artist: CCP from Macedonia To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “Pretzel Logic”

“Pretzel Logic“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300, Brains, Personality, and Sassy perspective Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Saturation & Spherize Narrative:  The Twists, Turns, & the Convolutions of the tubing of the ECC. Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist: Nadia is […]

Perfusion Art: “Cannulation”

“Cannulation“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300, Brains, Personality, and Sassy perspective Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Saturation & Spherize Narrative:   Aortic cannulation- about to hook up to arterial line. Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, […]

Perfusion Art: “Heavy Metal”

“Heavy Metal“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio Exlim 300, Brains, Personality, and Sassy perspective Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: gradient filter Narrative:   The Cardiac Arena …  Front Stage. Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist: Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently […]

Perfusion Art: “Shrink Wrap”

“Shrink Wrap“ ___ __Click image to enlarge- IT’s amazing ! Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Liquify Narrative:   The hardware … Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in her 2nd […]

Perfusion Art: “The Zone”

“The Zone“ _____Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By ‘Surfers:  Effects: Sphereize Narrative:   Inside the zone … Time & Place:  2013, USA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor, and is currently transitioning to become a physician.  She is in her 2nd year of Med […]

Tunnel Vision

Causes Extreme fear or distress, most often in the context of a panic attack. During periods of high adrenaline production, such as an intense physical fight. Altitude sickness, hypoxia in passenger aircraft Exposure to oxygen at a partial pressure above 1.5-2 atmospheres, producing central nervous system oxygen toxicity, notably while diving.  Other symptoms can include […]

Help ! PEDS & Adult: Locums Perfusionist Looking to Work…

(Meet David Webb, MS, LP, CCP) [26] Editor’s Note: Mr. David Webb, CCP, is an American perfusionist that sent a note my way, that goes as follows:  (He is looking for a locums position) “Frank, I hope this e-mail finds you well… Please consider posting my attached info. in your locum section of C.S.? Keep up the splendid […]

Back Table Setups: Bring-Back Hearts

The Setup Discussion: We were setting up case the other day, and had a new scrub getting a shot at passing instruments.  I was laughing and joked with them that it sounded like “Open Heart Boot Camp” – the way my friend  Andrea (the mentor) was drilling this young lady. Part of her process was […]

9.11.2001

Photo by Paul Landsman, Clinical Coordinator at South Plains College School of Surgical Technology.  Lubbock, West Texas. Thanks Paul 🙂 911 is like a Genetic Memory It is burned into the context of our society. * It begs the question of when the number 911 was initially designated as the universal distress signal, if there […]

From Point A to Point B : Packed Cells

Blood Transfusion on CPB I usually know if I am going to transfuse a patient during the course of cardiopulmonary bypass. Aside from the obvious co-factors associated with blood product administration (Kg, gender, HgB, age, susceptibility to stroke, estimated hemodilution, platelet count, antiplatelets Rx, and a few others), surgical dynamics also come into play. But […]

Perfusion Art: “Heme Jellyfish”

“Heme Jellyfish” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   This is what happens when u drain an entire bag of cell saver into the cats by accident and then blood starts coming through…pretty cool looking Time & Place:  2012: […]

The Adventure Downunder : By David Webb, CCP

Editor’s Note: Mr. David Webb, CCP, is an American perfusionist that sent a note my way, and wrote a fun story about his experience on temporary assignment to Sydney, Australia. He asked if I would put his story on ‘Surfers- And I feel it is fascinating and really makes you want to be there. So […]

Perfusion Art: “Aortic Decannulation”

“Aortic Decannulation” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  2012:  Nasiriyah, Iraq About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time […]

Perfusion Art: “Vigil”

“Vigil“ _____ Photographer:  Unknown: of Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Edge Blur – Narrative:   Tightening the screws-  keeping it steady on a tough case. Time & Place:  Pending About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click […]

Perfusion Art: “The Navigator”

“The Navigator”  ________________________Click Images to Enlarge Photographer:  Emiliano Vitalini Equipment:  Pending Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements: Narrative:  This is the primary surgeon: Da Vinci Robot Time & Place:  Italia About The Artist: Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP, is an Italian perfusionist that sent a note my way, and sent me a link to his impressive website http://www.perfusione.net/. I […]

Perfusion Art: “Chariots of the Gods”

Both color tones were good- So I offered up two pictures… “Chariots of the Gods”  ________________________Click Images to Enlarge Photographer:  Emiliano Vitalini Equipment:  Pending Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements: Narrative:   This is the surgeon helping the primary during the surgery… Time & Place:  Italia About The Artist: Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP, is an Italian perfusionist that […]

Perfusion Art: “Meine Kastell”

“Meine Kastell” _____ Photographer:  Stefan Seiler Equipment:  iPhone 4 Editing:  Photoshop:  Gray scale layer conversion with color highlights Narrative:   EC with CVVH:  dialysier Patient with aortic arch replacement:  Von meinem iPhone gesendet Time & Place:  01/01/2012  About The Artist:  I’m a clinical perfusionist since 1988 and i work in Muenster Click to Donate Click here […]

Perfusion Art: “Clamps & Steel”

“Clamps & Steel” _____ Photographer:  Stefan Seiler Equipment:  Nikon Coolpix S80:   F/3,5: 1/40 Sek. Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   operating Room at the HLM Time & Place:  01/01/2012  About The Artist:  I’m a clinical perfusionist since 1988 and i work in Muenster   Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations […]

Perfusion Art: “Patchwork”

“Patchwork” _____ Photographer:  bijender.bali Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   Note the tape on the level detector- for multiple reuse… Time & Place:  New Delhi About The Artist:  Rides a Scooter To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “All Geared Up”

“All Geared Up” _____________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent:  Watercolor filter Narrative:  Self portrait:  “battle ready… All geared up” 🙂 Time & Place:  2011 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 […]

Career Perfusionist: [4] What Makes a Perfusionist ?

If what you did yesterday seems big-  You haven’t done anything today…  – Lou Holtz “Becoming a perfusionist wasn’t a reflection of education as much as it was an investment in experience.” So this is a Perfusion Blog, and what does any of that have to do with us? Well to begin with- we weren’t […]

Perfusion Art: “The Circle of Willis”

“The Circle of Willis“ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Edge Blur – Narrative:   on CPB, took the picture through the handle of a tubing clamp for coolness Time & Place:  Pending About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if […]

Perfusion Art: “Eye of the Storm”

“Eye of the Storm“ _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  iphone 4S Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Edge Blur – Narrative:   Prep before a CABG, TEE evaluation, lights dim Time & Place:  Pending About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here […]

Perfusion Art: “Tools”

“Tools” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  Dec 2012:  @Bustamante Children’s Hospital:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as […]

Perfusion Art: “Midnight Watch”

“Midnight Watch” _____ Photographer:  Taken by Katya, MD of Minsk, Belarus Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   Waiting for a patient…checking blanket temp 🙂 Time & Place:  2012:  @hospital del Los Ninios:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am […]

Perfusion Art: “LVAD 1”

“LVAD 1” _________________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent Narrative:  Not worried… Just pensive or perhaps perplexed that A friend didnt get the recognition she deserved from her online peers… This […]

Perfusion Art: “Doctor Octopus”

“Doctor Octopus”    _ ____                                              Think Spiderman… Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: Adaptive blur; Narrative:   Case: AVR; Title: Flow via centrifugal Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to […]

Perfusion Art: “Landing”

“Landing” _____ Photographer:  Nadia Azuero, BS, CCP Equipment:  Digital:  Casio EX-Z300 Editing:  By Nadia:  Effects: embossed; Narrative:   In pic: me; Case: CABG; Description: weaning from bypass; Time & Place:  GA About The Artist:  Nadia is a Solo Perfusion Contractor (You should visit her Website  if you have a chance:) Click Here to See Nadia Azuero:  […]