Perfusion Art: Namaste

  “Namaste” Photographer:¬†Unknown Equipment: ¬†Unknown Editing:¬† Photoshop: Contrast Filter:¬†¬† Narrative:¬†¬†A brief glimpse of the good Doctor¬†¬†Harinder Singh Bedi¬† attending to a heart patient…¬† He is a renowned Cardiac Surgeon in India and The East Time & Place:¬† July 2018-¬†India About The Meaning of the Term Namaste: Teaching Each Other Your teacher may choose to elaborate […]

New Hire Mentoring? Cloning Vs Orientation

Editor’s Note: – This topic keeps rendering it’s head on a case by case basis- and has emerged as an oddly unanticipated issue that we as a community are dealing with more often now then in previous decades/student generations.¬† The question before us is as follows:¬† Are students being adequately prepared for entry into a […]

CircuitSurfers FaceBook: The Likes :)

Editor’s Note:   We are closing in on the 4th of July- OUR Independence Day!¬† As we perfusionists fight to keep patient’s alive, our families and countrymen fight to keep us FREE!¬† This is a universal fight for all countries, races, and religions.¬† Fight the good fight- and Never- NEVER Surrender.   ALL are welcome […]

Perfusion Art: “Double Barrel Action”

“Double Barrel Action” Photographer:¬†Whitt Behr, LP, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Photoshop: Contrast Filter:¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Loaded for “BEHR”¬† Parallel¬†Oxygenators Time & Place:¬† June 2018-¬†TX About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬† Thinking BIG

Perfusion Art: Arrival- 5:30 AM Heart

“Perfusion Art: Arrival- 5:30 AM Heart” Photographer:¬†Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone 8S Editing:¬† Photoshop: Contrast Filter:¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Arriving EARLY to¬†A Hallway to the Future- Heart Surgery 2018 Time & Place:¬† June 2018-¬†Midwest About The Artist:¬† Locum’s Perfusionist Commentary:¬† An Early Morning Surreal and Simplistically Elegant Entrance to an Exceptional Heart Hospital

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 […]

“Can Do!” Is DEFINITELY in LivaNova’s Dictionary!

“I am impressed.¬† I feel that in some ways, people and organizations define themselves and improve consumer confidence- more by the manner in which they¬† handle adversity as opposed to how they harness success.” Editor’s Note: When I was a Navy Hospital Corpsman, in charge of an ER somewhere in the Republic of the Philippines, […]

HIPEC 101: Clinical Notes & Observations

“It is a well designed circuit and delivery system, and does exactly what it is designed to do:¬† deliver thermoregulated chemo-agents to patients at a Konstant rate and temperature for whatever duration the surgeon deems fit.” Editor’s Note: We hadn’t done a HIPEC procedure here in awhile, and although I had done HIPEC procedures before […]

Is There a Metaphor for SILENCE? #PerfusionToo

Readers Comment:¬† “This is so necessary to discuss in our very small community. There is strength in numbers and unfortunately most perfusionists can easily find themselves isolated and feeling alone in their situation. Thank you for bringing this topic to light.” Editor’s Note: = To our Readers:¬† Plz bear with me. I don’t beat dead […]

Perfusion Art: “Reverse Isolation”

“”Reverse Isolation”” Photographer:¬†Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone 8S Editing:¬† Photoshop: Contrast Filter:¬† Metal Gradient Narrative:¬†¬†HazMat or Encounters of the 4th Kind?¬† Blood Salvage… Time & Place:¬† April 2018-¬†Midwest About The Artist:¬† Locum’s Perfusionist

Is Verbal Abuse an Issue in The Heart Room?

Readers Comment:¬† “This is so necessary to discuss in our very small community. There is strength in numbers and unfortunately most perfusionists can easily find themselves isolated and feeling alone in their situation. Thank you for bringing this topic to light.”   Editor’s Note:   It’s a reasonable question– as it occurs on a daily […]

“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 […]

Perfusion Art: “Tools of the Trade”

“Tools of the Trade” Photographer:¬†Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone 8S Editing:¬† Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative:¬†¬†Metal Clip Broad, Office Key, Pump Clamps. Hole Punch, Table Line Clips Time & Place:¬† April 2018-¬†Tri-State Midwest About The Artist:¬† Locum’s Perfusionist About The Subject:¬† Always Be Ready to Move to a New Clinical Site…

Perfusion Job Shadow: Indianapolis, or Indiana

Editor’s Note:   Indianapolis?¬† Having been raised in West Lafayette, IN, I know better than to call it “NapTowne” ūüôā¬† Anyway, this young ICU nurse is looking for a job shadow opportunity, I know her personally- and included her in a post over a year ago- re; An IABP transport from Lafayette to Indy.¬† Plz […]

Perfusion Art: Reverie …

“Reverie …” Photographer:¬†Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone 8S Editing:¬† Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative:¬†¬†A Serene Moment, Preparing for Initiation of CPB Time & Place:¬† March 2018-¬†Tri-State Midwest About The Artist:¬† Locum’s Perfusionist About The Subject:¬† HB¬† CCP¬† ūüôā