A Locum’s ScrapBook: The UpSide of Traveling… BOOK IT!


Editor’s Note:


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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 is challenging, and I enjoy learning new techniques, other ways of doing things, as well as getting exposure to alternate approaches and paradigms.

So I took my show on the road.  As such, every once in awhile I will be dropping a few notes and pictures of places visited, and observations made.  In a sense, the beginning of a scrap book on Heart Surgery in America (and other places if possible).”

Enjoy 🙂



“The UpSide of Traveling… BOOK IT!”

Part of being a Locum’s Perfusionist is shaped and founded in the life you choose to pursue while engaged in a contract somewhere on the road- away from home.  No, it isn’t ALWAYS about being clinically prepped= ready to accelerate from 0-60 mph at a moments notice at 2 am in the morning.  Yes that WILL happen- and yes-  you need to be ready- but you can’t eat-drink-and sleep perfusion 24/7- period 🙂

We preserve life as a function of our dedication to the individual patient as well as to the team and the profession- but we also NEED to preserve that vim-and vigor- that makes us the the outrageously intrepid folks we need to be- to thrive in this small niche in our profession.

I manage- and this weekend- I preserved Vim & Vigor to the fullest possible degree with some help from my friends/colleagues Dennis, Chris, and Dr.  M.

Much appreciated GUYZ 🙂

A very SPECIAL thank you to Katie and Coach Jacob for getting us on the Sideline- Pre Game 🙂

Onto the festivities shall we?  Let’s see the upside to the Locum’s Equation?

A VERY Cool GameDay Video- By ‘Surfers

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