Perfusion Policies 101: IABP

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 […]

IABP 101: Preparation and Insertion

Bill– showing us the guidewire and dilator coming together… Editors Note: This is a three part series- “IABP 101” designed to simply refresh or introduce the basic concepts of applying diastolic augmentation for the high risk cardiac patient.  Again, some of the concepts here will seem to be fairly rudimentary for a seasoned perfusionist, but […]

The IABP: “Say Hello to our Leettle Friend…”

Increased Afterload Editor’s Note: Although the distance between Perfusion and IABP’s has increased over the years due to smarter consoles, auto-timing features, training of Nursing and Cardiac Cath lab personnel, every once in awhile you find yourself at a clinical site that relies more heavily on perfusionists as a resource for Intra-aortic Balloon Pump therapy. So […]

Surviving Heart Surgery as a Perfusionist : And Dealing With It …

To Save Lives.. You must Love LIFE…  And the People in yours … Editor’s Note: Heart surgery is a scary thing.  As Perfusionists we are at a higher risk, just because of the nature of the beast (profession related stress). So here is a dialogue of one of our own, who underwent emergent Bypass, survived, […]

Fiber Optic IABP :

Any Comments or Observations ? – Nooo…  It’s NOT – the “Little Shop of Horrors” Plant (As Editor… I get to do cool stuff like this…) / Regarding Fiber Optic IABP’s … We have migrated completely to fiber optic Intraaortic Balloons. What is your experience with these? Any clinical issues? I have looked for any […]

Online Edu. IAPB Course

3 hour live web seminar Click Here to Read ….. This 3 hour live web seminar will include a review of the theory of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABC) therapy, followed by a discussion of the technical aspects of the MAQUET IABP and the IAB catheter. Troubleshooting the alarms and advisories will also be discussed.12:00PM – […]