Workshop 7: Hands On ECMO: A Practical Approach to Incorporating Simulation into an ECMO Training Program
Monday, May 14
13:00 - 14:30
Location: Universe 3
Course Goal or Outcome: : Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a low frequency, high-risk procedure requiring integration of highly specialized technical skills and knowledge amongst a multidisciplinary team. Simulation is increasingly used in many aspects of ECMO training, including individual and team training, assessment and troubleshooting complications. This workshop will provide a structured approach for design of an ECMO simulation program that meets specific institutional needs by application of a modular curriculum design and physiology-based ECMO complication framework.
Learning Objectives: : • Create an institutional-specific developmental map to identify ECMO training needs and plan curricula
• Utilize a physiologic framework to build scenarios which address specific training needs identified through the developmental mapping exercise.
• Understand the components, assembly and manipulation of a basic ECMO simulator
Intended Audience: : This workshop is designed for persons (physicians, educators, ECMO personnel) interested in starting or refining an ECMO simulation program. Technical aspects of running ECMO simulations, relevant to technicians, will also be covered.
Relevance to the Conference: : This workshop will provide practical, hands-on guidance in development of ECMO simulation programs. ECMO simulation is technically complex, both in terms of simulators and physiology that must be replicated and manipulated. Conference participants who wish to incorporate this training in their home institution will benefit from the experience and guidance of experts with active ECMO simulation programs.
Workshop Timeline: : Introduction (15min)
Faculty introductions, disclosures, example(s) of ECMO simulation programs; review of learner’s experience with this topic and agenda
Presentation of Modular ECMO Curriculum (25 min)
• Presentation of content: Workshop presenters will share how a series of modules can be created that match learning objectives, intended audience (ECMO specialists, physicians, nurses, full multidisciplinary teams, etc.), and trainee experience level to appropriate simulation methodology.
• Faculty-Guided Small Group Exercises-Develop Mapping: assess developmental needs of home institution ECMO team and devise plan to address these needs using building blocks presented in modular curriculum
Development of Simulation Scenarios (25 min)
• Presentation of content: Workshop presenters will share a physiologic framework for development of scenarios for ECMO emergency training and basic set-up for a low cost ECMO simulator.
• Faculty-Guided Small Group Exercise: Small groups will write ECMO scenarios for use at their home institution
Review of ECMO Simulator Set-up (15 min)
Faculty will demonstrate set-up of a basic low-cost ECMO simulator
Final Summary and Questions (10 min)
Lillian Su, MD
Medical Director of Simulation, Heart Center
Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford
Mark Todd, RRT
The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Catherine Allan, MD
Associate Program Director - Simulator Program
Boston Children's Hospital