Should Perfusionists Use a Transfusion Trigger on Cardiopulmonary Bypass?

I recently attended both the New Advances in Blood Management (NABM) and the Society for the Advancement of Blood Management (SABM) in Kansas City in 2009.  At both meetings the consensus was that a low hematocrit is bad and a… Read More

Malignant Hyperthermia Part II

  The perfusionist’s preparation to deal with malignant hyerthermia (MH) and its variants should begin with the education of other health care professionals. Because the resuscitation of a patient enduring MH can be lengthy, sufficient time is usually available for… Read More

How Ultrafiltration And MUF During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Really Work!

  The mechanical separation of capillaries by edema decreases perfused capillary density which disrupts the oxygen pressure field. This can impact most of the soft tissues and organ systems in several ways and is frequently associated with organ failure. For… Read More

Perfusion Theory is an educational platform for the Oxygen Pressure Field Theory (OPFT). August Krogh’s theoretical concept of the oxygen pressure field is explained and then applied to clinical applications in perfusion practice.