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Simplified Extracorporeal Life Support Training Course
Saturday, November 10, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
620 Alpha Drive
This ECLS course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of ECMO. 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). Basic physics, physiology, and anatomy as pertained to ECMO will be discussed. The course will also entail best ECMO practices, cannulation techniques, systems management and ECMO mobility. High fidelity simulation and case discussions will be utilized to advance the learners' comfort level. The subject matter will be presented by a leading cardiac surgeon, a leading ECMO specialist and a perfusionist with experience spanning over four decades in ECMO. The target audiences will be Cardiac surgeons, intensivists, pulmonologists, cardiologists, critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, advanced practitioners and perfusionists. Topics include: Basics of ECMO, History, present and future, Physiology of ECMO, ECMO circuits and configurations, Indications and Patient selection for ECMO, ECMO cannulation, Hands on ECMO simulation, Hemodynamics, Patient management, Anticoagulation, Mobility on ECMO, Emergencies, ECMOnomics, Program development.