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ECMO in simulated conditions - university supports doctors

MedExpress Team


Published July 4, 2023 13:42

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The University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw organized the first exercise in performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation using ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) in simulated conditions. As part of the two-hour training, doctors learned how to perform the life-saving procedure as quickly as possible. As a result, they were able to reduce the time to render aid by as much as seven priceless minutes.

The training was organized as part of the only program in Poland for the treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with ECMO called WOHCA (Wroclaw Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest). It is carried out by the Institute of Heart Diseases and the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw in cooperation with the Wroclaw Ambulance Service.

- The need to urgently set up ECMO can occur when least expected, such as in the middle of the night on call. This is not a procedure that is performed so often that it is perfectly rehearsed, so the opportunity to train i...

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