Lesson Plan – ECMO in the ED

Picture the scene…

A patient in Resus who has been diagnosed with pandemic influenza attended the ED acutely short of breath. They have been intubated and cannot get their oxygen saturations about 60% on an FiO2 of 100% and you wonder if ECMO would be any use…

Learning Objective

To learn about the use of ECMO in the Emergency Department.

Task 1 – Read

Task 2 – Listen

Task 3 – Discuss

Task 4 – Summary

Task 5 – Reflect

References and Further Reading

  1. 1
    Ghobrial M, Nugent K. A Review of ECMO in the ED: History, Mechanics, Common Indications, and Future Implications. EMRA. 2019; published online Dec 8. https://www.emra.org/emresident/article/ecmo-in-the-ed/ (accessed June 9, 2020).
  2. 2
    Orman R. What ECMO Does and Doesn’t Do. ERCast Lite. 2020; published online June 8. https://ercast.libsyn.com/what-ecmo-does-and-doesnt-do-ercast-lite-final-episode (accessed June 9, 2020).

Cite this article as: Iain Beardsell, "Lesson Plan – ECMO in the ED," in St.Emlyn's, June 9, 2020, https://www.stemlynsblog.org/lesson-plan-ecmo-in-the-ed/.

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