Editor’s Note: “It’s uniquely exhilarating doing something so few can do.  That pretty much describes my life as a perfusionist, putting people on cardiopulmonary bypass for open-heart surgery.  I think we are reminded of our human fallibility (the potential to err is in all of us) each day we put someone on a heart-lung machine…

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Editor’s Note: In this frenetic clinical environment we now live in- we are challenged by uncertain circumstances- with little to no virtual experience from which to draw upon.  All of us are at some point close to- if not in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive patient.  I’m sure we have all game played exposure…

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Editor’s Note: Because of where we are, where we work, and what we do, most working perfusionists right now will encounter a moment where you have to reconcile that what you are doing may constitute a significant health risk to us, and God forbid- our families.  This isn’t all about altruism and a call-of-duty, sometimes…

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Editor’s Note: I’m not used to turning on the TV and watching a news report discuss anything at all related to perfusion.  But these are the beginnings of NEW TIMES- where we all confront the hellish reality of a paradigm shift in our culture as a new and budding clarity settles in and we have…

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Editor’s Note: As a new and growing perfusion team, (when I say new I mean new to this particular program) we are slowly growing together, our diversity is culturally mixed (Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Caucasian) and significantly as well- in terms of experience, age, and practice expertise. – This is not only a level I…

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View Post Perfusion Art: “In the Zone…” Photographer: Annonymous Equipment: Canon AE1 ? Editing: Photoshop Narrative: Shiley S070 1980 Time & Place: THI  1980 About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  I have the honor of working with this Perfusionist- A real Pioneer- and UNMATCHED Dedication!!! The Original:

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Perfusion Art: “Where Only Falcon’s DARE…” Photographer: Unknown Equipment: IPhone Something? Editing: Just a tiny bit of Photoshop Narrative: That’s ALOT of MUTUAL TRUST going on there 🙂 Time & Place:   2020: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia About The Artist:  The best of the best is all I can say 🙂 Commentary:  I rarely put…

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Thank you for your interest in ordering art from CircuitSurfers.com.  All art is Original and International All art is presented on 24 x 36 Canvas or 20 x 30 metallic Finish 7 countries are represented by 11 Perfusionists/Artists = USA India Italy Macedonia Hungary Ecuador Ukraine Click on Images to Enlarge  (Click on Titles to…

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Editor’ Note: It’s a late Friday night and I’m listening to my dogs bark outside at God knows what – just because we live on a house on a hill, somewhere deep in northern Michigan. I’m sure the barking is due to critters roaming our woods, and its something I usually don’t get to experience…

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  Editor’s Note: Well it has been about five weeks now since I pumped my last case down somewhere in Kentucky. One of the things that you have to consider where your locum’s perfusionist is that when companies are forced to downsize due to staffing issues or reductions, chances are your contracts won’t hold up…

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Editor’s Note: A very Happy Perfusionist’s week to all my dear colleagues – you are the backbone of any open heart surgery centre . We owe you big time guys (and ladies) . Whenever I have needed a strong scientific mind and able skilled hands to help me in a case – you have been…

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Editor’s Note: Fighting Back! Perfusion.com has joined with representatives from AmSECT, the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion, the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Australian and New Zealand College of Perfusionists, Comprehensive Care Services, the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons, and SpecialtyCare to form the Joint Perfusion COVID-19 Task Force to monitor the recent…

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ABCP CCP- Locum’s Perfusionist- x 10 Years Seeking intermittent assignments for all parts Midwest- and preferably Michigan.  This perfusionist currently resides in North Central Michigan and is available for recurring or one-time perfusion assignments to backup your staffing needs.  Length of contracts are negotiable. Will take call within the first 3 days. Assimilates quickly– and…

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Editor’s Note: These days when someone sneezes or coughs- EVERYBODY turns and looks.  Herd mentality for sure. The main symptoms of COVID-19 Include a cough, shortness of breath and a fever. Additionally, you might have digestive problems ― like nausea or diarrhea ― a headache and a sore throat. At the onset of the illness,…

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Perfusion Art: “This Is Our Life NOW…” Photographer: Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: iphone 8 plus Editing: None Narrative: Time & Place: 2020: Daniel Boone Country- Ohio River About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  Putting another Mask to bed for the night with his new Brother- after a late emergency heart.  TWINNING!

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Editor’s Note: Well, it’s the weekend- and we are all a bit dazed.  Hospitals cancelling all elective cases, a shortage of surgical masks and personal protective equipment, social distancing, closed restaurants, rampant misinformation, social paranoia, and a lot of ostriches.  Endless absolutely worthless national  press conferences with noone giving out any tangible hard facts- a…

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Perfusion Art: “Social Distancing- Our New Normal” Photographer: Frank Aprile, CCP Equipment: iphone 8 plus Editing: None Narrative:  A look at what going out to dinner looks like now :). Time & Place: 2020: Daniel Boone Country- Ohio River About The Artist:  Perfusionist Commentary:  Working on Social Distancine

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Editor’s Note: Say HELLO to Angelica. She stands tall and should make us all proud. More about that later… This is week two of the coronavirus wave, and I have to admit that last week was like getting a bucket of cold water splashed in your face to wake you up from your sleep. Not…

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