Perfusion Art: “Amber Q”

Editor’s Note:   Hi Dallas! Well you have to admit- after reading the post below, that this student really wants to become a perfusionist.  Please lend assistance if possible. I was pretty impressed with the effort and  exuberance demonstrated in the email. Hi there Frank! My name is Ashley Kirksey, and I’m a junior-year student […]

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A Locum’s ScrapBook: The 3 Amigos..

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 […]

NextGen Perfusionists: Filtering out Bias

Editor’s Note: I was reminded last night while texting my perfusion bud- Whitt, that the idea of expecting new grads to have mastered the art of setting up monitoring lines, Swanz-Gannz, etc; and be more or less ready to troubleshoot monitoring systems, was “Old School”.  Bummer for me 🙁 I then asked if being able […]

Perfusion Art: “The Phoenix Returns”

Editor’s Note:   Quite awhile ago, in the beginning of the 2nd year of it’s life, the young blog CircuitSurfers.com made a revolutionary step, and called out to it’s reader for art submissions to create an on-line International Perfusion Art Gallery.  With the help of many contributors, we developed quite a repository of unique art […]

‘Surfers 2017: The Best of the Best

  Editor’s Note: 2017 was a notable year- for how unsettled the entire world has been 🙁 I keep above and away from the topics of : politics, religion, cultural animosity, etc.  The basic metric that ties us all together is medicine, and our universal desire (as a group) to improve or save lives, regardless […]

A Pump is Born: 2

Editor’s Note:   In the last post regarding building a new HL machine (A Pump is Born 1), we watched the methodical assembly of a new Terumo System 1.  Today, is the second and more challenging (most perfusionists LOVE this part) process of adapting and customizing the HL machine, and putting your own ECC on […]

PDC Equipment List 12/19/2017

Editor’s Note:   Current perfusion equipment for sale and wanted list:  Some pretty good deals and opportunities here – PDC Equipment List 12/19/2017 To All: PDC Equipment Sales, Inc. offers a variety of new and used perfusion-related equipment and supplies. We can help your hospital sell old equipment for a value much greater than the […]

A New Tool: Job Shadow Goals & Observations

Editor’s Note:   A job shadow candidate, came up with a an innovative tool designed to outline some basic learning objectives for potential perfusion students.  In all reality, this is a no-brainer, and I’m surprised that I was actually surprised.  I invite your perfusion teams to use it, it’s simple yet represents a nice guideline […]

Perfusion Job Shadow Request:Texas ?

Editor’s Note:   Hello Texas  and a shout out to my friends in Lubbock and Lufkin : )!  I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity near the Texas A&M area- but willing to travel. Here’s our prospective student’s message to you as well as a contact email: My name is Faith Gaskamp, […]

A Pump is Born… 1

  Editor’s Note: Sometimes you get lucky enough to be part of either a new program, or in this case, getting 2 new pumps 6 days before Christmas!  All I can say, looking at our new hardware/pumps?  They are just damn pretty!  These happen to be the newest generation/iteration of what is IMO the best […]

Merry Christmas 2017! The ‘Surfers Team :)

  Editor’s Note: Well, it’s been quite a year, and I hope that for you and your families, it has been a gracious year, a good year, and an enlightening 365 days since last Christmas. Geo-Political issues and positions aside, it is deeply comforting to see that when it comes to Cardiac Medicine, there is […]

Del Nido cardioplegia: A one stop shot for adult cardiac surgery?

Bryan Lich This article can be found on Perfusion.com as well as the PDC FaceBook Group. Bryan Lich, CCP is the owner and Co-Editor of Circuit Surfers.  He also manages a very informative FB page dedicated to disseminating Perfusion communication throughout the world.  This article is duplicated and forwarded here in an effort to maximize […]

A Locum’s ScrapBook:  They Like Me….  They Like Me Not…

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 […]