Continuous Crystalloid Renal Perfusion During Open AAA Repair?

Editor’s Note: During a pretty hectic day in the OR, we had an add on case that initially seemed fairly routine- a request for autotransfusion for an upcoming open AAA repair.  The case was scheduled for another day, and I just happened to run into the surgeon in the Drs lounge- and he asked for […]

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Continuous Crystalloid Renal Perfusion During Open AAA Repair?

Editor’s Note: During a pretty hectic day in the OR, we had an add on case that initially seemed fairly routine- a request for autotransfusion for an upcoming open AAA repair.  The case was scheduled for another day, and I just happened to run into the surgeon in the Drs lounge- and he asked for […]

Protected: 2019 WPPC: Have You Got What it Takes to be a Locum’s Perfusionist?

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Perfusion Humor- Yep :)

Editor’s Note: I was checking our FB this evening- and saw this amazing picture of a whale’s heart.  What a beast!  BSA?  3 FB fields? Anyway- what really cracked me up were a couple comments on the thread. So have a nice Friday night- and enjoy! Peace 🙂

Perfusion Art: “Ramping Up…”

Perfusion Art: “Ramping Up…” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Water Color Filter   Narrative:  Adam:  “Hard at work, hoping for everyone’s sake I don’t have to do anything” Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  Reading Literary Theory/Philosophy- ok…   yeah…

Cannulation Strategies in Adult V-A and V-V ECMO

Editor’s Note:   Just a primer on the pros and cons of various ECMO concepts 🙂     Click images above to enlarge Click on Image above to view source article This articles is provided courtesy of Wolters Kluwer — Medknow Publications Abstract Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) refers to specific mechanical devices used to temporarily support the […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Back in the Saddle

Yes- this was me 🙂   Editor’s Note:   To view the entire “Locum’s ScrapBook” series- click here My life is Family First and then Perfusion.  I switched from staff perfusionist to becoming a Locum’s traveler to make sure my kids and family would have a solid place to call home.  I travel because it puts […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: The UpSide of Traveling… BOOK IT!

  Editor’s Note:   To view the entire “Locum’s ScrapBook” series- click here My life is Family First and then Perfusion.  I switched from staff perfusionist to becoming a Locum’s traveler to make sure my kids and family would have a solid place to call home.  I travel because it puts me in charge of my […]

Verbal, Sexual, Emotional, and Intellectual Abuse Coming from The Open Heart Room: # Perfusion2

“What shocked me the most, something that I hadn’t considered- was the physical escalation of Physician behavior from hands-on physical violations of personal space, to variants of brute force- up to and including Rape..” YEP-  That Pretty Much Sums it Up… Editor’s Note: Over the past few months, putting this survey together and constantly poking and prodding […]

88% of Female Respondents Claim a Hostile Work Environment in the CV Surgery Arena! # Perfusion2 Survey Results

“Essentially, what the female candidate entering this specialized field of medicine needs to reckon with is that almost 9 out of 10 of them will experience some sort of harassment or hostility in their workplace…” YEP-  That Pretty Much Sums it Up… Editor’s Note: Over the past few months, putting this survey together and constantly […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: “Enuff to Survive- But NOT to Thrive…”

“Not a lot about heart surgery here- unless you want to draw a comparison of the title of the post “Enuff to Survive- But NOT to Thrive…” as a metaphor for hypo-perfusion?”   Editor’s Note:   To view the entire “Locum’s ScrapBook” series- click here My life is Family First and then Perfusion.  I switched from staff […]

Our O.R. Work Environment is 3.5 x UNHEALTHIER than the American Business Sector!

“My POV represents 45 years of on the job-  first hand exposure to the politics and social dynamics of medical personalities and interactions.” YEP-  That Pretty Much Sums it Up… Editor’s Note: Over the past few months, putting this survey together and constantly poking and prodding on social media to suggest participation- had certainly made […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Moving Forward & Remembering the Past… 911

  Editor’s Note:   To view the entire “Locum’s ScrapBook” series- click here My life is Family First and then Perfusion.  I switched from staff perfusionist to becoming a Locum’s traveler to make sure my kids and family would have a solid place to call home.  I travel because it puts me in charge of my […]