The PRONTO Procedure: A New Safety Standard For Oxygenator Change Out by Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

I first learned of the PRONTO procedure when I heard Robert Groom*, ‎the Director Of Cardiovascular Perfusion, ‎Maine Medical Center in Portland give a talk about it many years ago. PRONTO stands for Parallel Replacement of an Oxygenator that is… Read More

Oxygen Or Nitrogen: Which Is The Lesser of Two Evils?

Comment on “Hyperoxia – A Review Of The Risks And Benefits In Cardiac Surgery”.             Ever since it was discovered in the 1770s, the risks and benefits of oxygen have been hotly debated [1].  In the review article (Young RW…. 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.