The Turbo-encabulated Oxygenator by Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

Hey guys, I am excited about a new oxygenator from the Evergassed Corporation, Nome Alaska, a new manufacturer in the field. Below is a detailed description of the turbo-encabulated oxygenator. Turbo-encabulated Oxygenator  ( See Figure) For a number of years… Read More

Job Hunting and Interview Advice for Perfusion Students and Perfusion Job Hunters by Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

I would like to offer my advice to all the perfusion students who will eventually be seeking employment and unemployed perfusionists who are job hunting. I am retired but, that doesn’t stop me from giving some advice on what I,… Read More

Critical Reflection: Disparate Behavior Between Dedicated Healthcare Providers And Business by Stacy Blythe RN PhD.

Critical reflection bridges the gap between theory and practice. This paper will provide reflection on my own experience as a Registered Nurse undertaking a Master of Business Administration (MBA). In particular, I will reflect on what I considered to be… Read More

HE, Me, and the FBI. by Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

The title is not a typo.  The HE stands for ‘heat exchanger.’ The Me stands for me, myself, and I.  And FBI stands for…the FBI. In the late 1980’s I was using one of the first disposable pediatric membrane oxygenators…. Read More

Cutting Blood Tubing…..Professionally! – By Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus

One definition of a professional is a person who performs a task with “great competence.”  But I have seen blood tubing cut with “great incompetence” by perfusionists over the years. You might think that I am judgmental if I accuse… Read More

The Impaired Perfusionist

It is easy to change a failing oxygenator or fix a broken pump. But how do you fix a broken perfusionist? Even more importantly, how do you know when a perfusionist is broken? There is failure on the part of… Read More

“World Peace…One Conversation at a Time” By Barbara Grist

  “World Peace…One Conversation at a Time”. What a great quote to post on the home page of US Servas, a non-profit organization who’s mission is peace and cultural understanding.   Thich Naht Hahn is just one author advocating peace by starting… Read More

Not A New Pump, Rather A “NuStep” From Dick Sarns

I retired in December of 2014.  Anyone who retires thinking all their problems are solved should think again; finances, health care, estate planning, etc.  My primary concern, however, was not any of those things.  I was primarily concerned with staying… 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

Malignant Hyperthermia Part I

Hazardous material (HAZMAT) teams are community resources that maintain constant vigilance against toxic contamination of the environment. Each HAZMAT team maintains training and readiness for the rarest and worst of all toxic contamination accidents ,a nuclear reactor meltdown, even though… 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.

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