Another Type of Heparin Allergy? Alpha-Gal = Meat Allergies…

Editor’s Note: I had an interesting discussion with my colleague yesterday, in regards to a heparin sensitive patient about to undergo cardiopulmonary bypass surgery. Of course I forwarded a link for clinical information/recommendations on Angiomax and Agatroban- but he informed me it wasn’t necessary as it was a different sort of allergy. This is/was not […]

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“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 […]

#Perfusion2 Survey Results To Be Released!

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 🙂 Frank

Perfusion Art: Namaste

  “Namaste” Photographer: Unknown Equipment:  Unknown Editing:  Photoshop: Contrast Filter:   Narrative:  A brief glimpse of the good Doctor  Harinder Singh Bedi  attending to a heart patient…  He is a renowned Cardiac Surgeon in India and The East Time & Place:  July 2018- India About The Meaning of the Term Namaste: Teaching Each Other Your teacher may choose to elaborate […]

We Are Getting Close: #250

  Editor’s Note:   Hi all-  I just need 47 more responses to get to the point where we can publish the results.  Plz share?     Let’s get to 250 and more 🙂  Click the link Below  

New Hire Mentoring? Cloning Vs Orientation

Editor’s Note: – This topic keeps rendering it’s head on a case by case basis- and has emerged as an oddly unanticipated issue that we as a community are dealing with more often now then in previous decades/student generations.  The question before us is as follows:  Are students being adequately prepared for entry into a […]

CircuitSurfers FaceBook: The Likes :)

Editor’s Note:   We are closing in on the 4th of July- OUR Independence Day!  As we perfusionists fight to keep patient’s alive, our families and countrymen fight to keep us FREE!  This is a universal fight for all countries, races, and religions.  Fight the good fight- and Never- NEVER Surrender.   ALL are welcome […]