Happy New Year 2012 !

Picture Credit to Joshua…

Well it was a great year.  Thank you all so very much for dropping in and participating in this blog.

I think it has grown up a bit.  Some things worked and some things didn’t.

A valuable lesson learned is to leave politics out of perfusion.  I want to thank the leadership at AMSECT, Craig Volcelka, and Bill Riley for helping smooth some things out, and for being willling to give this a chance.

To the readership at AMSECT- thank you for tolerating my many posts, and there shall be no further posts heading in that general direction.  Sorry if it was so troublesome.

The upsides are the following:

  • 75,000 visits
  • 137 Countries
  • 350 + Cities
  • A few jobs were landed

I am looking forward to the next year and want this site to be a great place to visit, learn more about our profession, and see the human side of the things we do.

Below is a sample of some of the best work that came out of last year…

The Best of the Best :  2011

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Getting Jobs for Perfusionists


The International Perfusion Art Gallery


Less Than Perfect:  Emergencies


High Profile Cases & The Media



A Man on a Mission:  3rd World Perfusion Missions 


Live Blogging Australian Perfusion Conference


Adding Perfusionists to The Heart team



Vetted? What Sources Do You Trust on the Internet ?


Comments & Opinions  About Circuit Surfers


Coping Mechanisms ?


ECMO Nurses


What Makes a Perfusionist ?


How Much Does Blood Cost ?


About Bypass & Dying …

Locums Survey

Student Diary


Bridge to Transplants & New Media

A New Beginning




Oxygen Pressure Field Theory

What makes This Blog Great?

A Day in the Life:  24 Hours of ECMO



Wet Circuits Survey Results

Facebook Twitter & CCP’s

Pt. Premonitions

Failing Oxygenator

Rating the Best O.R. ‘s

When to toss a Primed Circuit


Perfusion Mentors

Other Anticoagulants

Looking for Work…

Bypass & Pregnancy



Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Frank Aprile, BBA LP CCP

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