CoronaVirus: Our Heroic Chinese Colleagues, Brothers, & Sisters

Editor’s Note: The following pictures are very poignant and hard hitting.  They are of us- people- the Chinese people- our brothers and sisters.  What I see when I look at these images is not panic or fear, it is a resolute and concise determination to confront our fear and defeat not an unknown enemy– rather […]

Why We Need to Help People Get Shadowing Sites!

Job Shadow Providers Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they register, Allow people offering their sites for job shadow opportunities to be listed in this registry as well. Connecting the dots– to the entry requirements on the checklist. All responses will be listed […]

Perfusion Job Shadow Providers

Job Shadow Providers Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they register, Allow people offering their sites for job shadow opportunities to be listed in this registry as well. Connecting the dots– to the entry requirements on the checklist. All responses will be listed […]

Perfusion Job Shadow SEEKERS

Job Shadow Seekers Job Shadow Registry: G O A L S Allow people seeking job shadow opportunities to list themselves when they register, Allow people offering their sites for job shadow opportunities to be listed in this registry as well. Connecting the dots– to the entry requirements on the checklist. All responses will be listed […]

Another Type of Heparin Allergy? Alpha-Gal = Meat Allergies…

Editor’s Note: I had an interesting discussion with my colleague yesterday, in regards to a heparin sensitive patient about to undergo cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Of course I forwarded a link for clinical information/recommendations on Angiomax and Agatroban- but he informed me it wasn’t necessary as it was a different sort of allergy. This is/was not […]

40+ Perfusion CME’s : Have Breakfast with your Family at Home- and Chat with Your Colleagues After :)

Editor’s Note: As we are increasingly busy and very often- understaffed, the opportunity to attend a Perfusion seminar or symposium in order to meet our CME requirements, has represented a strain on Perfusion families, as well as groups and clinical sites.  To put it plainly, It is difficult, at times- financially prohibitive, and most often […]

NextGen Perfusionists: Filtering out Bias

Editor’s Note: I was reminded last night while texting my perfusion bud- Whitt, that the idea of expecting new grads to have mastered the art of setting up monitoring lines, Swanz-Gannz, etc; and be more or less ready to troubleshoot monitoring systems, was “Old School”.  Bummer for me 🙁 I then asked if being able […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Perfusion & the Pregnant Patient

  Editor’s Note:   PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing series provided to assist your programs with that one puzzle piece we all run into now and then- that one time that an unexpected patient condition may give you pause… The intention here is to disseminate some basic […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Priming the CardioHelp ECLS

Editor’s Note: PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing series provided to assist your programs with that one puzzle piece we all run into now and then- that one time that an unexpected patient condition may give you pause… The intention here is to disseminate some basic recipes that […]

Perfusion Policies 101: Conduct of CPB

Editor’s Note: PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing series provided to assist your programs with that one puzzle piece we all run into now and then- that one time that an unexpected patient condition may give you pause… The intention here is to disseminate some basic recipes that […]

LPM: A Student’s Perspective- Exams

“I wanted to get everything right, despite my nerves sometimes getting the best of me. What I hadn’t realized was that the whole year of practice had prepared me well.” Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of a new series with our newest associate editor, Shayla Johnson, who is currently enrolled in a perfusion program.  I […]

HEROS! A Job Shadowing Experience

“I now understand even more why someone would want to go in this line of work; these men and women in the OR make a difference, together they do something incredible, literally life altering, they are nothing short of modern day hero’s.” Editor’s Note: This is a narrative from a future perfusion student who job-shadowed […]

The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium: Fort Myers, FL

 Perfusion.com Presents Click image to view Sanibel Conference The Sanibel Perfusion Symposium will be held on February 4-7th, 2015 at the luxurious Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa in Fort Myers, Florida. This conference venue features ocean views from virtually every angle and on-site activities including dining, cocktails, live music, boating, fishing, tennis and a world class […]

PICU Nursing: Honing Your ECMO Skills

Editor’s Note: So I was @ Women’s & Children’s Hospital – here in West Texas, doing some platelet gel cases, when I decided to drop by the PICU to visit friends I hadn’t seen in awhile. The PICU staff was pretty thin- so I asked where everybody was- and found out they were conducting an ECMO wet […]

PERTECCON 2014: JIPMER, Puducherry, INDIA

Click image to view meeting details December 5th – 7th, 2014 JIPMER ACADEMIC CENTRE JIPMER, Puducherry, INDIA PERTECCON 2014 ​WELCOME TO PUDUCHERRY- TO JIPMER-TO PERTECCON 2014 ! Perfusion technology is an inseperable part of cardiac surgery. This  science is a miracle tool switching the heart on-off-on. Tremendous evolution has been occurring constantly from the Gibbon’s era, making it a […]

CREF 2015 35th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium

Click image to view meeting details February 11th – 14th, 2015 Hilton San Diego Bayfront San Diego, California USA CREF 2015 The premier San Diego perfusion meeting, focuses on cardiopulmonary bypass and extracorporeal perfusion. It offers cutting-edge presentations, discussions, and hands-on workshops and extracurricular education on topics related to cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass, and extracorporeal perfusion. […]

WebCast ! Hemetech’s Clinical Applications Review: February 2015

Click image to view meeting details Sat Feb 21, Sun Feb 22 , 2015 Webcast LIVE Online weblink to be provided prior to event Perfusion Basic Science Review CEU’s: CEUs to be applied for (expect 20.1 Category 1 and 8.8 SDCEs) Registration: To register: reviewcourse@hemetech.com or 740-396-8787 About Hemetech The Course Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon: […]