Perfusion Art: “LUFT-Balloons

Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Editor in Chief / Founder / CircuitSurfers.com Welcome to the 2019 WPPC ūüôā In 1995: There was no ECECT meeting yet European Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion was a year away Standards of Practice in Clinical Perfusion in Australasia were two years away Perflist was just beginning under Sue Boetcher’s pioneering mantle- […]

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Perfusion Art: “Easter Island”

Perfusion Art: “Easter Island” Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Water Color Filter¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Ist Assistant Jacek- Harvesting¬†an SVG Graft Time & Place:¬† ¬†Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬† POV- From the Ground Up

Perfusion Art: “EchoMANIA”

Perfusion Art: “EchoMANIA” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Water Color Filter   Narrative:  Preop- ECHO 101 Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  Identifying Valve Gradients and Random Wall Motion Abnormalities

Kierra Jones? LET’S INVEST in the Future :)

Editor’s Note: Hi All ūüôā I decided to write this endorsement for Kierra Jones- because well- she just doesn’t quit.¬† You may remember that I wrote a post about her (see below) because of how well she articulated her reasons for wanting to enter the profession- as well as the dogged tenacity she has employed […]

Career Perfusionist [20] A Week and some…

Editor‚Äôs Note:   Quite the week we have had.  I wanted to share some words a prospective perfusionist wrote- after answering the question of WHY?  He is working in the capacity of an Autotransfusionist- despite having a degree in another highly lucrative profession.  A profession that the majority of his could-have-been colleagues have most likely […]

Perfusion Art: “Manifold Madness”

Perfusion Art: “Manifold Madness” Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Water Color Filter¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Welcome to¬†SICU! Time & Place:¬† ¬†Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬† Each Stopcock pretty much implies an added 2¬† fold increase in terms of degree of difficulty ūüôā

Perfusion Art: “M”

Perfusion Art: “M” Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Water Color Filter¬†¬† Narrative:¬† A Heart Surgeon’s POV Time & Place:¬† ¬†Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬† Placing the purse string for the AO Cannula ūüôā

Perfusion Art: “Amber Q”

Perfusion Art: “Amber Q” Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Water Color Filter¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Thinking ECMO:¬†¬†“Pretty Intense Day” Time & Place:¬† ¬†Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬† To VV?¬† Or NOT to VV?

Perfusion Art: “SymBiosis”

Perfusion Art: “SymBiosis” Photographer:¬† Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Water Color Filter¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Off Pump:¬†¬†“Pretty Intense Day” Time & Place:¬† ¬†Northern Indiana, 2018 About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬† Darkened Room- Time for a CXR

2019 WPPC: Social Media & It’s Impact on International Perfusion

Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Editor in Chief / Founder / CircuitSurfers.com Welcome to the 2019 WPPC ūüôā In 1995: There was no ECECT meeting yet European Certificate in Cardiovascular Perfusion was a year away Standards of Practice in Clinical Perfusion in Australasia were two years away Perflist was just beginning under Sue Boetcher’s pioneering mantle- […]

2019 WPPC: Have You Got What it Takes to be a Locum’s Perfusionist?

Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Editor in Chief / Founder /¬†CircuitSurfers.com Welcome to the 2019 WPPC ūüôā “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 […]

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 ūüôā

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 […]