A Locum’s ScrapBook: Home2 Suites! An Oasis in Southern Indiana :)

Editor’s Note: As part of this series A Locum’s ScrapBook, I tried to detail every aspect of perfusion life that traveling contract perfusionists such as myself encounter during our travels to various contract sites. I’ve done a few reviews of places that I stayed because I think it’s important and relevant to travelers such as […]

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A Locum’s ScrapBook: Home2 Suites! An Oasis in Southern Indiana :)

Editor’s Note: As part of this series A Locum’s ScrapBook, I tried to detail every aspect of perfusion life that traveling contract perfusionists such as myself encounter during our travels to various contract sites. I’ve done a few reviews of places that I stayed because I think it’s important and relevant to travelers such as […]

CoronaVirus: Our Heroic Chinese Colleagues, Brothers, & Sisters

Editor’s Note: The following pictures are very poignant and hard hitting.  They are of us- people- the Chinese people- our brothers and sisters.  What I see when I look at these images is not panic or fear, it is a resolute and concise determination to confront our fear and defeat not an unknown enemy– rather […]

WHO Guidelines for Clinical Rx : CoronoVirus

Editor’s Note: Basic guidelines from WHO– Compliments of ELSO and my good friend Giuseppe Salerno– who is the founder of an Italian Perfusion FB Group-  Thanks G! An amazing father- man- and photographer!  G! https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfusione.ita/ Click Image Above to Download WHO PDF

CoronoVirus = ECMO or Mass Hysteria?

Editor’s Note: Got up- and guess what?  It’s Super Bowl Sunday 🙂 But that is a side note for this article- as my first official act was to go on FB and check out the page- got a friend request from a perfusionist in Bangalore, India- Geetha Murugesan. Anyway I would like to thank Geetha […]

Why We Need to Help People Get Shadowing Sites!

Job Shadow Providers Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they register, Allow people offering their sites for job shadow opportunities to be listed in this registry as well. Connecting the dots– to the entry requirements on the checklist. All responses will be listed […]

Perfusion Job Shadow Providers

Job Shadow Providers Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they register, Allow people offering their sites for job shadow opportunities to be listed in this registry as well. Connecting the dots– to the entry requirements on the checklist. All responses will be listed […]

Perfusion Job Shadow SEEKERS

Job Shadow Seekers Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they register, Allow people offering their sites for job shadow opportunities to be listed in this registry as well. Connecting the dots– to the entry requirements on the checklist. All responses will be listed […]

How is Your Moral Compass Today?

Editor’s Note: Well it was a Friday morning with a pretty nondescript schedule. There was one heart on for the day , I am on call – and life is good. I got a text at about 8:30 AM, letting me know that the case was canceled, that the circuit was completely set up and […]

‘Surfers Time Line- Though the Last 9 Years :)

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. Others were taken from various posts and […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Sometimes You Just Get to a Program that Absolutely H A S What it Takes :)

Heading to The Next Planet I’m Gonna land On 🙂 Editor’s Note: Just finished up a stint in the southern Midwest that lasted roughly 6 months from June to December, it’s a place I have pumped at before, and it’s a program that I hold in high regard. I’m going home for two weeks on […]

The Year in Review: Perfusion Art 2019

Merry Christmas 2019!  Be KIND- Allow Love into your Heart 🙂 Editor’s Note: Its been a heck of a year.  The world is less safe, things are heating up, heart surgery doesn’t stop, and our assertion as perfusionists- to deliver undiminished supreme performance each and every day- remains unaffected- because that is the nature of […]

Perfusion Art: “ParaCHute”

Perfusion Art: “ParaCHute” Photographer: Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: iphone 8 plus Editing: None Narrative:  A salvaged unit of processed cell saver blood- waiting to be deployed. Time & Place: 2019: Daniel Boone Country- Ohio River About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  Available to be returned to the ECC or transferred to MDA post CPB 🙂