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 🙂

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Losing Your Cell Saver Capability: A Survey…

Editor’s Note:   If you showed up at a Hospital where you were Providing Perfusion Services, and happened to be called in for an early morning add-on Cell-Saver- and suddenly discovered that there were no cell saver machines in the entire OR? How would you react?  The decision to remove the cell savers being made […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Super Charging Your Hypothermic Cardioplegia- “A Work Around…”

  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 […]

Farewell to a Noble Man: John McCain :(

Editor’s Note: This blog has always been about life, preserving it, improving it, and sustaining it.  I can think of no one better than John McCain to emulate those principles more succinctly.  I leave you with this quote that is a fine code of conduct for each of us as we navigate our lives and […]

#Perfusion2: Survey Results: Comments & Reactions

“It’s all straight up- no room for the so many permutations of insane Napoleon complexes and the subsequent punitive delivery that deflects attention away from unskilled or poor performance and self-edifies whatever dialogue needs to happen to struggle to the finish line.”   YEP-  That Pretty Much Sums it Up… Editor’s Note: Over the past […]