Perfusion Blog

A collection of posts from our Perfusion Community.

extracorporeal life support

How ECMO Helps People Heal from Hypothermia and Other Conditions

Lehigh Valley Health News Blog shares the news that LVPG Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery used ECMO therapy on more than 140 patients in the past three years, including Justin Smith. The recent story about Justin Smith, the young man found frozen in a snow bank last February and brought back to life, has raised awareness…
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Bullseye

Best Hospitals 2015-2016

Healthcare Staffing Blog shares U.S. News & World Report’s best hospitals 2015-2016. Is your hospital included in this year’s list? Source: Best Hospitals 2015-2016
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Joint Commission

Joint Commission to Suspend Top Performers

Healthcare Staffing Blogs shares the news that The Joint Commission is to suspend Top Performers until 2017, and also shares the full JC annual report for 2015. Source: Joint Commission to Suspend Top Performers
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Perfusion News

5 Things You Should Know Before Embarking on a Perfusion Career

Have you been thinking about embarking on a career in perfusion? If being part of a team that saves lives while earning a decent paycheck appeals to you, you might want to look into this career path. Though a perfusion career can be extremely fulfilling and fruitful, it is recommended by fellow perfusionists that you…
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PRP Draw

What is Platelet Gel?

Platelet Gel is a substance that is created by harvesting your body’s own natural healing factors from your blood and combining it with thrombin and calcium to form a coagulum. This coagulum or “platelet gel” has an extremely wide range of clinical healing uses from dental surgery to orthopedics and plastic surgery. Platelet Gel is…
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