A Locum’s ScrapBook: Home2 Suites! An Oasis in Southern Indiana :)

Editor’s Note: As part of this series A Locum’s ScrapBook, I tried to detail every aspect of perfusion life that traveling contract perfusionists such as myself encounter during our travels to various contract sites. I’ve done a few reviews of places that I stayed because I think it’s important and relevant to travelers such as […]

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Perfusion Job Shadow Registry

Editor’s Note: I was going through my email this morning, and deleted a bunch of messages which I’m pretty sure is what we all do as we screen our mail and filter out so many things that we have not invited into our lives – that seem to appear in the inbox more often than […]

Locum’s Contract CCP- Seeking Position in Michigan

ABCP CCP- Locum’s Perfusionist- x 10 Years Seeking intermittent assignments for all parts Michigan.  This perfusionist currently resides in North Central Michigan and is available for recurring or one-time perfusion assignments to backup your staffing needs.  Length of contracts are negotiable. Will take call within the first 3 days. Assimilates quickly– and should be able […]

Perfusion Art: “The Red Tower”

Perfusion Art: “The Red Tower” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative: These Colors REALLY pop! Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “COLD Sweat”

Perfusion Art: “COLD Sweat” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative: Condensation on Cardioplegia Filter Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “uNDER the hOOD”

Perfusion Art: “uNDER the hOOD” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative: Camera view of the Surgical Team From the Ground Up 🙂 Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂 Variant of the Original:

A Locum’s ScrapBook: “Dealing with Venous Line Kinks and Chatter”

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 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 life, it […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook: An Oasis for The Heart Team? The Residence Inn- Marriott in Mishawaka, Indiana :)

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 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 life, it […]

Perfusion Art: “eVH Aside”

Perfusion Art: “eVH Aside” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters   Narrative:  Camera view after completion of EVH Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A fun picture 🙂

Perfusion Art: “LUFT-Balloons

Perfusion Art: “LUFT-Balloons Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  Multiple Filters Narrative:  Pre Bypass- Blood Prime Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  2 units and and prime meds- ready to drop 🙂

Survey Results: Bubble Detector Placement

Editor;s Note: Here are the preliminary results for the Bubble Detector Positioning Survey that we started earlier this week.  We have a nice international distribution of opinions rendered here- and I want to thank all of you for taking the time to respond as well as leaving your comments- those were very enlightening IMO 🙂 […]

The BEST Positioning for Air Detector on ECC ? Survey

Editor;s Note: So last night- I got a text from a good friend of mine JE down in Southern Indiana regarding where to position the bubble detector on an ECC with an integrated membrane oxygenator (ie: the ALF is part of the membrane component thus an ALF post membrane is not required). The message is […]

Perfusion Art: “Self Portrait”

Perfusion Art: “Self Portrait” Photographer:  Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment:  IPhone something Editing:  None Narrative:  Pre Bypass Time & Place:   Northern Indiana, 2019 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  A different kind of Selfie 🙂 🙂 The Variant of this Picture 🙂