And… Eye Contact HAS Been Made…

“Tools of the Trade” Photographer: Frank Aprile, BBA, LP, CCP Equipment:  IPhone 8S Editing:  Photoshop: Contrast Filter Narrative:  Metal Clip Broad, Office Key, Pump Clamps. Hole Punch, Table Line Clips Time & Place:  April 2018- Tri-State Midwest About The Artist:  Locum’s Perfusionist About The Subject:  Always Be Ready to Move to a New Clinical Site…

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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 “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 […]

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 […]

“Yeah- We Have a Problem…” # Perfusion2 Survey Results

“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’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 […]

“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’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 […]

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 […]

Survey Results 1 : #Perfusion2

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 me think whether or not “it was over the top” or “overly sensitive”- or a “grow a pair” (which is in-and-of-itself completely […]

LAA Ligation: The Watchman Device- You DON’T Wear it on Your Wrist!

Editor’s Note: Well, I was getting my schedule the other day, a group text forum where we find out what’s in our future for the next day, and my assignment was “FA- Watchman x 2”. So of course I followed up with- a text to the group asking: what type of surgeon IS HE- and […]