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Checking the Vitals

Oct 25, 2021

Joining me today is Ed DeLaney, the Director of Perfusion at Northwell Health, and Dr. Derek Brinster, a cardiovascular thoracic surgeon and Director of Aortic Surgery at Northwell Health. In this conversation, we discuss how perfusionists and surgeons work together to provide excellent patient care during heart...

Oct 18, 2021

Joining me today is Dr. Ziad Hage from Novant Health in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Hage is a board-certified skull-based neurosurgeon specializing in cerebrovascular and endovascular approaches. In this episode, we talk about how his family inspired him to enter the healthcare space, what exactly led him to the surgical space,...

Sep 27, 2021

Joining me today is Artem Zhosan. In this episode, we discuss how he transitioned from being a perfusionist in Ukraine to becoming an RN and ECMO Specialist in the United States. We also discuss what his day-to-day is like as an ECMO specialist, who exactly he works with everyday, and what he loves about his job.

Sep 20, 2021

Today we are talking to Tina, Kristen, and Jeff from Fairfield Medical Center’s sterile processing department. In this episode, we discuss the interesting realm of SPD. We highlight what they handle on a daily basis, sterile processing’s impact on patients, and the subsequent achievement of surgeon satisfaction.

Sep 13, 2021

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the realm of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO has become a very common support for COVID-19 patients, and Michael and I explore the reasoning behind that option. We discuss how ECMO should be administered, how doctors determine when to put patients on ECMO, and...