ECMO School is conducted in "National Research Cardiac Surgery Center" JSC (NRCSC) and is designed for doctors and nursing staff seeking to provide ECMO support for patients with severe cardiac and/or respiratory failures.
The aim of the School is to support colleagues who have little experience in treating such complex patients. In the theoretical part, we will try to reveal all aspects of the patient management who require or right now is on ECMO support. In the practical part, following skills are collected and processed to the last detail:
сannulation of large vessels (step by step on a special mannequin with circulating fluid in a pulsing mode) percutaneously using Seldinger technique and “open” approach; selection of appropriate cannula for different variants of ECMO connection; safety in cannulation procedure;
work with the ECMO device and circuit (and precisely on which your clinic has): circuit assembling, system charge, connection to the device and the patient, installation of alarms, modes, limits; alarm and emergency situations management;
patient care in the ICU (intensive care unit).
School participants are provided with protocol examples, observation cards (accepted in NRCSC) and other necessary information for further ECMO practice. The lecture material is not provided but electronic version is available on ECMO webpage of NRCSC website, http://heartcenter.kz/ru/ekmo/for-doctors/nashi-lektsii/.
Concerning training application at ECMO School please refer to the NRCSC department of education: http://heartcenter.kz/ru/sci-edu/obrazovanie/
Yerzhanova Roza (Head of the department), Tel.:+7 (7172) 70-30-73, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sovetkhan Aizat (Specialist),Tel.:+7 (7172) 70-31-32, E-mail: email@example.com
Provision of ECMO support is a task for multidisciplinary team. Therefore, to study at the School, it is critically important to identify your ECMO clinic team: intensivist (or anesthesiologist), cardiac surgeon or angiosurgeon (for relevant institutions), perfusionist, nursing specialist. Ideally, the team should include pulmonologist and efferent therapy physician; when it comes to pediatrics, team must include a pediatrician.
After training cycle completion, all members of ECMO team will receive certificate of professional development.
ECMO School is conducted by NRCSC specialists with international ECMO diploma, they studied and have been trained at leading international clinics, such as:
Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital (Groupe hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière) Paris, France
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, USA
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, USA