STONE Heart: Mechanisms of Injury

Editor’s Note: My colleague and I were doing case together the other day and we discussed why I typically give calcium chloride only after the heart is warm, and has been re-perfused + in normal sinus rhythm for at least 10 minutes. I mentioned the concept of stone heart, a perfusion nightmare that I have never […]

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STONE Heart: Mechanisms of Injury

Editor’s Note: My colleague and I were doing case together the other day and we discussed why I typically give calcium chloride only after the heart is warm, and has been re-perfused + in normal sinus rhythm for at least 10 minutes. I mentioned the concept of stone heart, a perfusion nightmare that I have never […]

From CNA to Perfusion Student? Why Our Job Shadow Registry Matters…

Editor’s Note: I got a phone call yesterday from a young lady named Raven, who interestingly enough as an undergraduate degree in biology and is going for a Masters in epidemiology. On top of it, her sister is an MDA and Raven herself has worked as a CNA to garner the experience prerequisite to applying […]

Perfusion Job Shadow Registry

Editor’s Note: I was going through my email this morning, and deleted a bunch of messages which I’m pretty sure is what we all do as we screen our mail and filter out so many things that we have not invited into our lives – that seem to appear in the inbox more often than […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Home2 Suites/Hilton & The 3 Musketeers

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 […]

Perfusion Mission- AFRICA! A Request for Donated Perfusion Equipment

Editor’s Note: I got an email today from my friend Brian Forsberg, CCP, and one of my earliest supporters when I first started this Circuit Surfers mission. He was instrumental in encouraging me to stand tall when so many in the perfusion community wanted to cut this blog down to its knees. Nobody thought it […]

Job Shadow Availability Report

Editor’s Note: Below is a link to a post delivered by a Perfusion Job Shadow- prior to getting into school 🙂 Click on the article to view original post   HEROS! A JOB SHADOWING EXPERIENCE   Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they […]

Locum’s Contract CCP- Seeking Position in Michigan

ABCP CCP- Locum’s Perfusionist- x 10 Years Seeking intermittent assignments for all parts Michigan.  This perfusionist currently resides in North Central Michigan and is available for recurring or one-time perfusion assignments to backup your staffing needs.  Length of contracts are negotiable. Will take call within the first 3 days. Assimilates quickly– and should be able […]

Perfusion Art: “The Red Tower”

Perfusion Art: “The Red Tower” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative: These Colors REALLY pop! Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “COLD Sweat”

Perfusion Art: “COLD Sweat” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative: Condensation on Cardioplegia Filter Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “uNDER the hOOD”

Perfusion Art: “uNDER the hOOD” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative: Camera view of the Surgical Team From the Ground Up 🙂 Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂 Variant of the Original:

A Locum’s ScrapBook: “Dealing with Venous Line Kinks and Chatter”

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 life, it […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: An Oasis for The Heart Team? The Residence Inn- Marriott in Mishawaka, Indiana :)

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 life, it […]