State the overall 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. ECMO simulations are typically high-complexity and resource intense exercises. Thus, carefully matching curriculum to overall program objectives and learner needs is key to optimizing the use of this resource. 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. The modular design presented will allow learners to adapt and apply individual curricular building blocks to meet the specific needs of their program through a developmental mapping exercise. Next, a physiologic framework for EMCO complications will be introduced. This framework has been successfully applied by multiple institutions to train ECMO teams in the identification and management of ECMO emergencies. In addition, the physiologic framework streamlines the process of simulation scenario design. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to build their own ECMO simulation scenarios using this physiologic framework.
Intended Audience : This workshop is designed for persons (physicians, educators, nurses, ECMO personnel) interested in starting or refining an ECMO simulation program.
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.