9.11.2001

Photo by Paul Landsman, Clinical Coordinator at South Plains College School of Surgical Technology.  Lubbock, West Texas. Thanks Paul 🙂 911 is like a Genetic Memory It is burned into the context of our society. * It begs the question of when the number 911 was initially designated as the universal distress signal, if there […]

From Point A to Point B : Packed Cells

Blood Transfusion on CPB I usually know if I am going to transfuse a patient during the course of cardiopulmonary bypass. Aside from the obvious co-factors associated with blood product administration (Kg, gender, HgB, age, susceptibility to stroke, estimated hemodilution, platelet count, antiplatelets Rx, and a few others), surgical dynamics also come into play. But […]

Perfusion Art: “Heme Jellyfish”

“Heme Jellyfish” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   This is what happens when u drain an entire bag of cell saver into the cats by accident and then blood starts coming through…pretty cool looking Time & Place:  2012: […]

The Adventure Downunder : By David Webb, CCP

Editor’s Note: Mr. David Webb, CCP, is an American perfusionist that sent a note my way, and wrote a fun story about his experience on temporary assignment to Sydney, Australia. He asked if I would put his story on ‘Surfers- And I feel it is fascinating and really makes you want to be there. So […]

Perfusion Art: “Aortic Decannulation”

“Aortic Decannulation” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  iPhone 4 with instagram editing Editing:  instagram editing, Photoshop watercolor filter Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  2012:  Nasiriyah, Iraq About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time […]

Perfusion Art: “The Navigator”

“The Navigator”  ________________________Click Images to Enlarge Photographer:  Emiliano Vitalini Equipment:  Pending Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements: Narrative:  This is the primary surgeon: Da Vinci Robot Time & Place:  Italia About The Artist: Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP, is an Italian perfusionist that sent a note my way, and sent me a link to his impressive website http://www.perfusione.net/. I […]

Perfusion Art: “Chariots of the Gods”

Both color tones were good- So I offered up two pictures… “Chariots of the Gods”  ________________________Click Images to Enlarge Photographer:  Emiliano Vitalini Equipment:  Pending Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements: Narrative:   This is the surgeon helping the primary during the surgery… Time & Place:  Italia About The Artist: Mr. Emiliano Vitalini, CCP, is an Italian perfusionist that […]

Perfusion Art: “Meine Kastell”

“Meine Kastell” _____ Photographer:  Stefan Seiler Equipment:  iPhone 4 Editing:  Photoshop:  Gray scale layer conversion with color highlights Narrative:   EC with CVVH:  dialysier Patient with aortic arch replacement:  Von meinem iPhone gesendet Time & Place:  01/01/2012  About The Artist:  I’m a clinical perfusionist since 1988 and i work in Muenster Click to Donate Click here […]

Perfusion Art: “Clamps & Steel”

“Clamps & Steel” _____ Photographer:  Stefan Seiler Equipment:  Nikon Coolpix S80:   F/3,5: 1/40 Sek. Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   operating Room at the HLM Time & Place:  01/01/2012  About The Artist:  I’m a clinical perfusionist since 1988 and i work in Muenster   Click to Donate Click here to View Gallery Any Donations […]

Perfusion Art: “Patchwork”

“Patchwork” _____ Photographer:  bijender.bali Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Photoshop:  Contrast Elements:  Cropping Narrative:   Note the tape on the level detector- for multiple reuse… Time & Place:  New Delhi About The Artist:  Rides a Scooter To View The Entire Gallery- Click the Image Below To Submit A Picture: email:  EccLog@gmail.com

Perfusion Art: “All Geared Up”

“All Geared Up” _____________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent:  Watercolor filter Narrative:  Self portrait:  “battle ready… All geared up” 🙂 Time & Place:  2011 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 […]

Career Perfusionist: [4] What Makes a Perfusionist ?

If what you did yesterday seems big-  You haven’t done anything today…  – Lou Holtz “Becoming a perfusionist wasn’t a reflection of education as much as it was an investment in experience.” So this is a Perfusion Blog, and what does any of that have to do with us? Well to begin with- we weren’t […]

Perfusion Art: “Tools”

“Tools” _  ___________________Click Image to Enlarge Photographer:  Brian Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   A photo of my personal manometer that travels on every trip with me.  We are good friends! Time & Place:  Dec 2012:  @Bustamante Children’s Hospital:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as […]

Perfusion Art: “Midnight Watch”

“Midnight Watch” _____ Photographer:  Taken by Katya, MD of Minsk, Belarus Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Hue & Saturation Narrative:   Waiting for a patient…checking blanket temp 🙂 Time & Place:  2012:  @hospital del Los Ninios:  Guayaquil, Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am […]

Perfusion Art: “LVAD 1”

“LVAD 1” _________________________________ Click Image to Enlarge Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  a cruddy mobile phone camera Editing:  Hue & Contrast:  Cropping:  Lens Flare with Accent Narrative:  Not worried… Just pensive or perhaps perplexed that A friend didnt get the recognition she deserved from her online peers… This […]

Perfusion Art: “The Perfusionist”

“The Perfusionist” Submitted By:  Michael-Joshua Morris:  Heart Mate II Recipient Artist:  Michael-Joshua Morris Equipment:  iPad, and an App called ArtStudio Editing:  Cropping Narrative:  This is an original work done by me… using the iPad, and an App called ArtStudio. Cheers… J Time & Place:  2012 About Joshua: Joshua is a 2 year HeartMate II Recipient […]

Perfusion Art: “Formalities”

“Formalities” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Extrusion Filter Narrative:   Kahrkiv, Ukraine Time & Place:  Ukraine About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the  practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson Medical assoc. on St. Croix and Thoracic Innovation […]

Perfusion Art: “Ukraine”

“Ukraine” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Cropping Narrative:   Kahrkiv, Ukraine Time & Place:  Ukraine About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF as a pediatric perfusionist. “I currently live in Miami and am the  practice Manager of two medical practices, DeGraft-Johnson Medical assoc. on St. Croix and Thoracic Innovation based […]

Perfusion Art: “Night Vision”

“Night Vision” _____ Photographer:  Brian C. Forsberg, MPH, CCP Equipment:  Digital: Editing:  Cropping Narrative:   Ecuador, 2011:  No markings to identify manufacturer…handmade??? Maybe someone has used one of these.  Did not trust it as arterial pump.  Used as our sucker for all cases Time & Place:  Ecuador About The Artist: Brian volunteers his time @ ICHF […]