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Be Still My Beating Heart

Anna Hertelendy

eXpressions® Program: Art School: Magnificat High School City/State: Rocky River, Ohio Teacher(s): Julie Belfiore Medium/Genre: Mixed-Media eXhibition Year: 2019
eXpressionist Statement:

My project focuses on the importance of having the proper surgical tools for different cardiac surgeries. Shuffer’s project discusses the importance of keeping a detailed and updated inventory of the tools needed for cardiac surgeries. In my piece, I have a heart in the middle of the frame. One side is clean and shining while the other is eroding and dying. On the clean side of the heart I have all the proper surgical tools to show that when good inventory is kept, hearts can be saved. The other side, which is eroding, has non-medical tools, showing that if inventory is not up to date and is missing the proper tools for surgery, the heart will fail because improper tools cannot help.


Selected Research

An Inventory of Surgical Instrumentation for Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgeries Researcher: Hannah Shuffer Mentor: Carol Pehotsky, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, ACNS-BC, CPAN School: Orange High School Internship Track: Applied Medicine Internship Year: 2018