PLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES – The Perfusion Crash Cart

The Team PLANNING FOR EMERGENCIES – The Perfusion Crash Cart This is a ‘perfusion crash cart’ designed by me for my perfusionist and made locally . It comprises a industrial grade steel alloy body with medium sized wheels which allow fast mobility and keeps all essential items at one place . It can be easily […]

We ARE Oklahoma !

Editor’s Note: This is for our people- the proud and brave folks in Oklahoma.  I have a good friend (new perfusion grad) heading there to work (Whitt- God bless ya)– and I know that hospitals must be swamped and people working to exhaustion! Just know that the rest of the world is with you in […]

Not Quite Primed [3] : The Aftermath

(Click Image Above to Read Part 1) Editors Note:  This post is a composite of experiences, none of which are associated with any particular institution- or particular operation. On Sunday The inevitable, as myocardial tissue that had been used to buttress the repair, itself became ischemic, necrosed and died. With it went the repair, and […]

Not Quite Primed [2]

(Click Image Above to Read Part 1) Editors Note:  This post is a composite of experiences, none of which are associated with any particular institution- or particular operation. Getting it Together You know how we all have our personal perfusion comfort zones? Cell saver in one spot, heater cooler with drug box on it, a […]

Not Quite Primed [1]

Editors Note:  This post is a composite of experiences, none of which are associated with any particular institution- or particular operation. Not Quite Primed I’m an optimist by nature, and that’s how I approach the profession. But some days in this field are a little gray.  Or is that grey?  not sure really, but as […]

Yahoo’s, Cowboys, & Heart Surgeons

Sometimes … Ya Gotta Walk the Talk…. It isn’t that you really go from one place to another. It is more likely that the second your heart screeches to a sudden splat at 2:37 in the morning, the result of a storm you had no idea was brewing for the last few hours, it becomes […]