Perfusion Art: “LUFT-Balloons

Editor’s Note:   We hit 248 responses- sure to be more as the results get published.¬† Thank you for hanging in there and stepping up to the plate! Thank you ūüôā Frank

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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 ūüôā   ¬† 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 […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Back in the Saddle

Yes- this was me ūüôā   Editor‚Äôs 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 […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: The UpSide of Traveling… BOOK IT!

  Editor‚Äôs 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 me in charge of my […]

Verbal, Sexual, Emotional, and Intellectual Abuse Coming from The Open Heart Room: # Perfusion2

“What shocked me the most, something that I hadn’t considered- was the physical escalation of Physician behavior from hands-on physical violations of personal space, to¬†variants¬†of brute force- up to and including Rape..” YEP-¬† That Pretty Much Sums it Up… Editor’s Note: Over the past few months, putting this survey together and constantly poking and prodding […]

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¬†‚ÄúEnuff to Survive- But NOT to Thrive‚Ķ‚Ä̬†as a metaphor for hypo-perfusion?”   Editor‚Äôs 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 […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Moving Forward & Remembering the Past… 911

  Editor‚Äôs 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 me in charge of my […]

“Perfusion Doodle Art”

“Perfusion Doodle Art” Photographer:¬† John Norico Sorio, Philippine Heart Center Equipment: ¬†IPhone something Editing:¬† Cropping:¬†¬† Narrative:¬† Doodle Art Time & Place:¬† ¬†Philippines 7/10/18 About The Artist:¬† Perfusionist Commentary:¬†¬†Sent from my Huawei Mobile

Losing Your Cell Saver Capability: A Survey…

Editor’s Note:   If you showed up at a Hospital where you were Providing Perfusion Services, and happened to be called in for an early morning add-on Cell-Saver- and suddenly discovered that there were no cell saver machines in the entire OR? How would you react?¬† The decision to remove the cell savers being made […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: Super Charging Your Hypothermic Cardioplegia- “A Work Around…”

  Editor‚Äôs 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 me in charge of my […]