Learn the practical skills required for ultrasound guided VA and VV ECMO cannulation using high fidelity task trainers. The emphasis of the workshop is maximising your time getting the pipes in. We do not expect any prior ECMO experience, enthusiastic beginners are most welcome.

You will gain hands-on experience of optimising US technique, bifemoral cannulation, femoro-jugular cannulation including the Avalon, distal perfusion cannulas and echo views essential for cannula positioning. The task-trainers will simulate escalating levels of technical difficulty to allow you to hone real-time troubleshooting relevant to real-world ECMO scenarios.

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Cannulation courses from 2017:


London, July 3rd 2017

Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospital