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Career Perfusionist: [10] Going ON & Coming OFF Bypass …

Going ON & Coming OFF Bypass_______________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: Here is a YouTube video that is an amazingly artistic expression of the process of initiating and concluding cardioplulmonary bypass.  The classical musical score behind it is by Artist: Peter Schmalfuss; “Nocturne No. 9 in B Major Op. 32/1” This was submitted by: Manoj…

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Career Perfusionist: [9] An Interview ABOUT Perfusion

Off Pump Hardware_______________________Click image to enlarge Editor’s Note: Here is a YouTube interview with a perfusionist, giving a detailed description of perfusion, the training, the work,  and the nature of the job:  Submitted by: Antonella Motta, an Italian perfusionist on the FaceBook Group page;  Gruppo dei Perfusionisti!!! [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km_XQyjT_Zo&feature=share]

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My Thoughts as a Working Graduate Perfusionist…

Completing perfusion school, searching for employment, and settling in with the new position. Although there are several perfusion schools in the nation, they all educate students on perfusion technology. Each perfusion student graduating from an accredited institution must pump a minimum of 75 cases in order to complete graduation requirements. Going through rotations, one gets…

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Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines

The Republic of the Philippines. Editor’s Note: This is an interview with Weng Puno-Baldeo, perfusionist in the PI (Philippine Islands).  A lush land of very generous, kind, and caring people. Heart Surgery in the PI: The Republic of the Philippines Click image to view Weng’s FB page… Hi Weng.  First of all, thank you for doing…

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Is Perfusion a “Dead Language” ?

Editor’s Note: I got this letter from a soon-to-be-enrolled perfusion student. He has legitimate concerns and asks for feedback from perfusionists currently in the field. Help him out ? Hello Frank, First and foremost I wanted to let you know that I have been a huge fan of your site since I discovered it about…