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Extracorporeal Life Support Training Course
MechLife invites you to attend our Simplified Adult Extracorporeal Life Support Training Course: This 2-day comprehensive course is designed to provide a deep understanding of adult ECMO with lecture and state of the art hi-fidelity simulation training. The course will cover basic and advanced understanding of Veno-arterial ECMO (VA-ECMO), Veno-venous ECMO (V-V ECMO), Veno-arterial-venous ECMO (VAV ECMO), Extracorporeal Carbon Dioxide Removal (ECCO2R), and Right Ventricular assist device ECMO (RVAD ECMO). Learn patient selection, cannulation techniques, anticoagulation, and management. Basic physics, physiology, and hemodynamics as pertaining to the ECMO patient will be discussed. Circuit build and management will be covered in the didactic and simulation scenarios. Case scenarios, teamwork and debriefing will be utilized for training. Nurses and perfusionists will learn how to provide safe and successful care while managing a patient with the single provider model. Topics will include best practices, program development and financial impacts. The target audiences will b e cardiac surgeons, intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practitioners and perfusionists. The subject matter will be presented by a leading cardiac surgeon, a leading ECMO specialist and a perfusionist with a combined experience spanning over four decades in ECMO. ELSO "Redbook" will be included with the course.