Perfusion Mission- AFRICA! A Request for Donated Perfusion Equipment

“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 […]

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

Editor’s Note: Hi All 🙂 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’s 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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂 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 🙂 “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 🙂

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 […]