Papworth Hospital ECMO Course - 3-day Interactive Course

Day 1

Session 1
The basics of ECMO

• History - Types of ECMO
• Indications
• ECMO circuit
• Introduction to simulator

Session 2
ECMO physiology

• Cannulation
• Anticoagulation and monitoring
• ECMO circuit monitoring
• Practical session

Day 2

Session 3
Management of the patient on ECMO

• The cost of ECMO and staffing
• Sedation and pain
• Fluids
• Ventilation
• Nutrition
• Antibiotics
• Ethical considerations
• X-ray imaging and TOE
• Complications
• Practical session

Day 3

Session 4
Miscellaneous ECMO

• Surgery while on ECMO
• ECMO switches
• VADs, IABPs, and PA catheters
• Weaning
• ECPR and CPR on ECMO
• Transfer and ECMO inc air
• Recap session, inc simulator
• Assessment
• Feedback - overall discussion

Practical sessions

• Small groups working with circuits practising circuit surveillance, trouble-shooting and maintenance. Supervised by experienced practitioners.
• Simulated training replicating clinical scenarios relevant to the patient on ECMO. Led by the ECMO clinicians.

Endorsed by:
cuhp
www.cuhp.org.uk

Address

Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard
CB23 3RE

Telephone: +44 (0)1480 830541
Email: papworth.cpdevents@nhs.net

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