A Guide to Good Practice in Clinical Perfusion by Gary Grist RN CCP Emeritus*

On May 27, 2005, there was an incident resulting in the death of a child undergoing heart surgery at the United Bristol Healthcare Trust. The Bristol hospital is a part of the British National Health Service (NHS).  The death was… Read More

Blood and Fava Beans (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency)

No, this is not an article about the favorite side dish of a bloodthirsty murderer (ala Hannibal Lecter of “The Silence of the Lambs” fame).  It is about broad beans, blood and a rare perfusion complication. Favism, named after the… 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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