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 […]

When Perfusion Meets the Art of Cooking…

“It’s not often I see a team that is wrapped so tight- that clearly loves what they do- and embraces the scary cases that we are presented with- in a manner that tosses away every doubt- and embraces the probability of success.” Editor’s Note:   This week was a tuff week. A lot of last […]

Perfusion Art

Editor’s Note:   Welcome to the Perfusion Photo Gallery This is a collection of Perfusion related pictures that have been submitted by perfusionists from all over the world. The intention is to develop an online photo gallery highlighting the lives and events of people in our profession, thereby becoming a bridge between perfusion cultures, as […]

“SLOPPY” is NOT- In the Perfusion Dictionary!

Editor’s Note:   I have huge respect for the manufacturers of our ECC packs and disposables.  Most often, if a pack needs to be customized or changed- they are right on it.  However, over the past few weeks I have been working with this one disposable ECC that has been a huge disappointment in terms […]

The Sanibel Perfusion PodCast: When VISION Becomes Reality…

Editor’s Note:   In terms of perfusion interaction and communication, there are a few seminal moments I’m sure all of us recognize as game changers, paradigm shifts, and technological improvements that could be compared as dynamic as the transition from bubble oxygenators, to hollow fibre membrane technology. Some examples of perfusion evolution in terms of […]

PERFUSION PRO: A Bold Approach to EMR

  Editor’s Note: I guess the proof is in the pudding so to speak… when I found myself on a 3 hour pump run yesterday, instinctively looking for my clipboard.  I think that’s a common trait for perfusionists as we pump cases, we look for a clipboard not necessarily to enter data, but it keeps […]

Perfusion Art: Field of Dreams

“Field of Dreams” Photographer: Somewhere in India Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None required  Narrative: When you see a heart surgeon of this stature, being so free willed and loving life and his patient’s as he clearly does, that brings me to pause, and realize the majesty of all that is within a team with such a leader.  Bravo […]

Live YouTube CEU’s: Save Money and Get the Category 1 CEU’s that You Need

Click on image above to view online details 🙂 To All: This year we will be “upping the ante” again with our Live Webcast by making it available on Youtube! This new platform will allow many new amazing features as follows: 1. Ability to pause and resume live video feed. 2. Multi-platform capability on every device […]

SURFER’s 2016: The Best of the Best

(Click on any images below to read associated article) Editor’s Note: 2016 was a paradigm shift for ‘Surfers.  As I continued in the direction from the previous year as a traveling Locum’s perfusionist, I had the opportunity to work at two new hospitals in Indiana, one in Wisconsin, one in Iowa, as well as getting on […]

A Locums’ ScrapBook: “You Doin’ Alright” vs “Yeah-Yeah-Yeah”

              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 […]

The Heater Cooler Conundrum: Has the Sky Fallen?

“If anyone has a chart or list/table that compares all of the current Heater Coolers, that would go a long way to helping institutions make informed choices as to selecting systems that have the smallest potential footprint regarding impact on laminar flow in the OR, as well as the least amount of potential pt. exposure […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Vacuum Assisted Venous Return

“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 series provided […]

There are A LOT of JOBS! Perfusion.Com

Click Image above to got to Perfusion.com Job Site 🙂 Cardiac Surgery Employment PERFUSION.COM specializes in helping employers and prospective employees get connected. We offer a full compendium of job services  including job placement assistance, job posting service, employer recruitment assistance, employment tools and much more. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our employment […]

The IABP: “Say Hello to our Leettle Friend…”

Increased Afterload Editor’s Note: Although the distance between Perfusion and IABP’s has increased over the years due to smarter consoles, auto-timing features, training of Nursing and Cardiac Cath lab personnel, every once in awhile you find yourself at a clinical site that relies more heavily on perfusionists as a resource for Intra-aortic Balloon Pump therapy. So […]

Seeking Job Shadow in Chicago or Northern Indiana

Editor’s Note: Hello Chicago, and Northern Indiana! We have a prospective student looking for an opportunity to explore our profession- and yes she needs someone to shadow.  Any takers? Email Miranda Stumbo if you can make this happen 🙂 Thanks Frank Hello Circuit Surfers team, I am currently studying Biology and Neuroscience for my undergrad […]