Adult Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation ECMO Course 2021

This 4-day course will enable multidisciplinary teams with little ECMO experience to provide ECMO for patients with severe cardiac and respiratory failure. The course curriculum is designed to allow participants to train in a safe, team environment and experience the technical and nontechnical skills needed to provide high quality ECMO care. This course is for specialist doctors and trainees, nurses, perfusionists and allied health professionals involved in provision of ECMO.

All relevant aspects of ECMO care will be covered over 4 days. The multidisciplinary participants will train to build individual core competencies in a simulated environment that will enable them to fulfil their respective roles in a high functioning team environment.

The core components include:

  • Didactic lectures
  • Interactive physiology simulation
  • Hands on equipment training and circuit priming drills
  • Cannulation
  • High fidelity simulation-based trouble shooting exercises
  • ECMO transport

Electronic pre-reading materials and a pre-course questionnaire will be sent to all participants 4 weeks prior to the course. A post-course online questionnaire will also be sent a week after the course.

A certificate of attendance will be provided to all participants.

Attendees will be eligible for CPD points.

COVID related regulations mean that regrettably the course dinner is unable to go ahead.

Complimentary ELSO Red Book (latest version).

20–23 April 2021

The Prince Charles Hospital Education Centre


Course Coordinator: Tanya Hardaker
Email: tanya.hardaker