A Locum’s ScrapBook: A Cool ECC Modification

“These shunts were put in place to allow for passive recirculation of the Qust MPS Microplegia system, so that an unexpected negative pressure will NOT deprime the MPS system.” 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 […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Hospital 47

“Some programs were completely solo, others very very fast and dynamic. this one is in between those extremes, and looks like a very friendly and pleasant environment.” On Deck- 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 […]

The Physics of Negative Pressure

Editor’s Note: We all deal with the concepts of positive and negatives pressures, and certainly pay attention to those values during the course of a bypass run, or ECMO, or a myriad of other perfusion modalities. This is a rather insightful and esoteric view of the basic perfusion principle that we both respect and fear- […]

Surgical (operative) Air: A Historical Perspective

Editor’s Note: I was reviewing some data related to the accidental de-priming of the MPS Microplegia delivery system, when in the process, I came up upon this very good article relating to the evolution of the body of knowledge concerning accidental introduction of air to the patient during surgery.  It is a fascinating read, and well worth […]

AngioVac 101: A Perfusion Primer

Editor’s Note: Thought I would drop a quick primer on the use of the AngioVac system for percutaneous clot extraction.  The YouTube video right below is very comprehensive and should explain 90%of our involvement as well as the process. Have an excellent Monday!  🙂 Equipment Images Process  Product Description   All contents are sterile/single-use only. This […]

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Perfusion Policies 101: Axillary Cannulation

“Most clinicians, when challenged as to what the basis is that they referenced a clinical decision on, will obviously defer to their residency or training program and cite a clinical policy- whether institutionally based, or part of the public domain.”   Editor’s Note:   PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing […]

Why is my Patient Bleeding? A Snapshot of Hemostasis, Part II

Click on image to view source article Editor’s Note: We have all revisted this pathway intensively throughout our careers, and of course, we have all been clinically challenged by open-heart cases that test our fundamental understanding of coagulation theory in real time, at a level that certainly reflects a fairly deep dive into esoteric hematology. So i am keeping it simple, and found […]