Perfusion Mission- AFRICA! A Request for Donated Perfusion Equipment

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 […]

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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 […]

Farewell to a Noble Man: John McCain :(

Editor’s Note: This blog has always been about life, preserving it, improving it, and sustaining it.¬† I can think of no one better than John McCain to emulate those principles more succinctly.¬† I leave you with this quote that is a fine code of conduct for each of us as we navigate our lives and […]

#Perfusion2: Survey Results: Comments & Reactions

“It’s all straight up- no room for the so many permutations of insane Napoleon complexes and the subsequent punitive delivery that deflects attention away from unskilled or poor performance and self-edifies whatever dialogue needs to happen to struggle to the finish line.”   YEP-¬† That Pretty Much Sums it Up… Editor’s Note: Over the past […]