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The Currents, Eddys & Riptides- of Open-Heart Surgery

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Perfusion Policies 101: Axillary Cannulation

“Most clinicians, when challenged as to what the basis is that they referenced a clinical decision on, will obviously defer to their residency or training program and cite a clinical policy- whether institutionally based, or part of the public domain.”   Editor’s Note:   PERFUSION POLICIES 101 Welcome to PERFUSION POLICIES 101.  This will be a continuing…

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Perfusion Policies 101: Angiomax

Editor’s Note: The use of alternatives to heparin in terms of managing anicoagulation doesn’t come up often.  It’s easy to get a bit rusty when it comes to using exotic agents such as Ancrod (Hirudin), Angiomax and similar agents. So here is a brief refresher, and as always- a disclaimer here:  Use this information with…