Perfusion Art: “LUFT-Balloons

“Field of Dreams” Photographer: Somewhere in India Equipment:  Digital Editing:  None required  Narrative: When you see a heart surgeon of this stature, being so free willed and loving life and his patient’s as he clearly does, that brings me to pause, and realize the majesty of all that is within a team with such a leader.  Bravo […]

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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 […]

Perfusion Job Interviews 101

Editor’s Note:   This is an extemporaneous essay on perfusion job interviews. A perfusion job interview is an interesting proposition at best and quite a different animal than most job interviews that any medical professional at this level may encounter. Most of the time your resume speaks for itself, in other words what you have […]

A Perfusion Scholarship is Available

Editor’s Note:   To all perfusion students: There is a scholarship opportunity available if you are interested in seeing if you qualify. Information regarding this scholarship opportunity is described below 🙂 SpecialtyCare Scholarship To all my fellow perfusionists, please share this news and information to your perfusion students currently enrolled in a CAAHEP program affiliate; […]

Perfusion Job Shadow- Wisconsin PLZ

Editor’s Note:   Hello Wisconsin and a shout out to my friends in Madison: )!  I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity in the Wisconsin area. Here’s our prospective student’s message to you as well as a contact email: To whom it may concern, My name is Melit Gjinolli and I am […]

Perfusion Job Shadow- South Carolina :)

Editor’s Note:   Hello South Carolina and a shout out to my friends in Greer: )!  I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity in the South Carolina area. Here’s our prospective student’s message to you as well as a contact email: To whom this may concern, Hi my name is Joe and […]

Perfusion Job Shadow PLZ: Louisiana & South Texas?

Editor’s Note:   Hello Louisiana  and a shout out to my friends in Lufkin : )!  I have a student looking for a job shadow opportunity in the Louisiana/Texas area. Here’s our prospective student’s message to you as well as a contact email: Hi, I am an undergrad student DESPERATELY searching for a perfusionist to […]

SURVEY: VAVD- When does Negative Pressure = a NEGATIVE Result?

Editor’s Note: I recently had an interesting discussion with my colleague, Dennis, regarding whether we measured negative pressures on the venous line when using Vacuum Assisted Venous Drainage (VAVD) during the conduct of perfusion at our particular clinical site.  I was frank in my answer (no pun) and said- it wasn’t something that I have […]