ECPR and ECMO

Vincent Pellegrino, Head of the ECMO service at The Alfred ICU, discusses Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR)

Associate Professor Vincent Pellegrino, Head of the ECMO service at The Alfred ICU, discusses Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) during an in-house education session. His discussion included:

  • The difficulties with ECPR definitions and selection criteria
  • Approaches to ECPR, ranging from cannulation techniques and types of cannula, to role cards and the importance of teamwork
  • Outcomes for ECPR and the evidence for the technique

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Posted by Dr Chris Nickson

An oslerphile emergency physician and intensivist suffering from a bad case of knowledge dipsosis. Key areas of interest include: the ED-ICU interface, toxicology, simulation and the free open-access meducation (FOAM) revolution. @Twitter | + Chris Nickson | INTENSIVE| SMACC

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