The world of intensive care and emergency medicine is constantly evolving. ECMO CPR is slowly being evidenced to have benefit to a select group of patients who present with ongoing cardiac arrest.
There are loads of incredible websites describing how and why this is a potentially life saving intervention, one of the best is EDECMO.
In time we hope it will be an intervention Aberdeen will be able to offer to the patients that need it but to get there we need to train and practice. – “train hard, work easy”
Our first E-CPR simulation happened in resus bay 2 this morning, lots of learning, some videoing and really motivating. Here are some pictures from a brilliant morning of shared learning with our intensive care colleagues.
Patient being intubated on arrival.
Continuing to venous cannulate.
A very good experience for all.