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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 is challenging, and I enjoy learning new techniques, other ways of doing things, as well as getting exposure to alternate approaches and paradigms.
So I took my show on the road. As such, every once in awhile I will be dropping a few notes and pictures of places visited, and observations made. In a sense, the beginning of a scrap book on Heart Surgery in America (and other places if possible).”
“The UpSide of Traveling… BOOK IT!”
Part of being a Locum’s Perfusionist is shaped and founded in the life you choose to pursue while engaged in a contract somewhere on the road- away from home. No, it isn’t ALWAYS about being clinically prepped= ready to accelerate from 0-60 mph at a moments notice at 2 am in the morning. Yes that WILL happen- and yes- you need to be ready- but you can’t eat-drink-and sleep perfusion 24/7- period 🙂
We preserve life as a function of our dedication to the individual patient as well as to the team and the profession- but we also NEED to preserve that vim-and vigor- that makes us the the outrageously intrepid folks we need to be- to thrive in this small niche in our profession.
I manage- and this weekend- I preserved Vim & Vigor to the fullest possible degree with some help from my friends/colleagues Dennis, Chris, and Dr. M.
Much appreciated GUYZ 🙂
A very SPECIAL thank you to Katie and Coach Jacob for getting us on the Sideline- Pre Game 🙂
Onto the festivities shall we? Let’s see the upside to the Locum’s Equation?
A VERY Cool GameDay Video- By ‘Surfers