Saturday Morning Brunch : Global Missions

Some good looking eggs … A Global “Mission” So how do we develop a global network ? Step 1: Identify the Mission It’s About People … Right ? Step II : Gather Your Most Valuable Resource: People Reach for the Sky ?  Better Yet- Let’s Network…. Step III : Materials & Supplies- A Big step […]

Perfusion Art: “The Rotar”

“The Rotar”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Oliver Germany Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None: Narrative:  Avecor Pump , end 90’s:  these type of pump heads and tubing  were totally collapsible .  The benefit of these type of tubing is it didn’t push air to the patient if you are careless and your reservoir is empty. Time […]

Career Perfusionist: [4] What Makes a Perfusionist ?

If what you did yesterday seems big-  You haven’t done anything today…  – Lou Holtz “Becoming a perfusionist wasn’t a reflection of education as much as it was an investment in experience.” So this is a Perfusion Blog, and what does any of that have to do with us? Well to begin with- we weren’t […]

Perfusion Art: “Tape is Your Friend”

“Tape is Your Friend”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Jorge Molina, PAC- CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None: Narrative:  It’s a lot of tape ! Time & Place:   Honduras, Mexico:   Peds mission About The Artist:  Jorge Molina is a well known and very respected perfusionist excelling in pediatric perfusion.  He works on many missions, and […]

Career Perfusionist: [3] Programs & Certification

Certification bodies/associations American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion – American certification body. Canadian Society of Clinical Perfusion Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists – Australian and New Zealand Association of Perfusionists. Australasian Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion – The Australian and New Zealand Certification Body. American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion – An American-based association of perfusionists. […]

Career Perfusionist: [2] Training & Education

Training and Education of Perfusionists In the United States, a bachelor’s degree or junior-level prerequisites with concentrations in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology are required to be admitted to a perfusion program. As of 2012, there were 17 perfusion training programs in the United States. Training typically consists of two years of academic and clinical […]

Career Perfusionist: [1] What is a Perfusionist ?

The perfusionist, also known as a clinical perfusionist or a cardiovascular perfusionist, is a specialized healthcare professional who use the heart-lung machine during cardiac surgery and other surgeries that require cardiopulmonary bypass to manage the patient physiological status. The perfusionist is a highly trained member of the cardiothoracic surgical team which consists of cardiac surgeons, […]

Perfusion Art: “Press To Fit…”

“Press To Fit.”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Jorge Molina, PAC- CCP Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None: Narrative:  3/8 tubing on 1/2 connector:  no connector available. (Be a man !!!) Time & Place:   Honduras, Mexico:   Peds mission About The Artist:  Jorge Molina is a well known and very respected perfusionist excelling in pediatric perfusion.  He […]

ECMOjo : Online ECMO Simulator [Reprint]

(Click Image Above to View Site and Test Drive The Simulator) I was surfing the net (actually I was looking at the newest perfusion website I have become familiar with- a very cool site–  perfusione.net ) when I happened across this ECMO simulator and decided to take a look at it. Manufactures and Product Insert […]

Terms of the Trade …

YOUR CHUGGING:  Really ? ? ? That was what I heard…  the Surgeon saying;  “you’re chugging”… It made me think of all the terms we use during a pump run, and what they must sound like to people unfamiliar with the common colloquialisms used during open-heart surgery. So I thought I would run a few […]

Perfusion Art: “PostOp Colors…”

“PostOp Colors…”    _______________________Click image to enlarge Photographer:  Margaret Harrington, Perfusion Student, University of Iowa Equipment:  Digital Editing:  Photoshop:  Cropping: Hue & Contrast adjustments: Narrative:  A PostOp Dressing… Time & Place:   Ecuador, 2011: Guayaquil, Hospital Francisco de Ycaza Bustamente About The Artist:  Margaret R. Harrington, a perfusion student close to graduation, who volunteered her time to […]

A Global Foum ? Yeah ! We Can Do It !

A Picture of the Sun… I would like a Global Forum. It is necessary and far past due. My hope is that eventually, this blog will be considered a resource for all of us. I need help. I need writers and opinions from all over the globe. So please tell your friends if they are […]

Perfusion India: The Story of Bijender Singh Bali [4]

To Save Lives.. You must Love LIFE…  (click image) An Interview With a Perfusionist from India… Thank you Bij for allowing this interview to happen.  I appreciate the effort you have taken to respond with such thoughtful and enlightening answers. So let us continue. Q 5: Discuss your techniques regarding blood management, use of plavix, […]