Most workshops will leave you with some valuable skills and insight. Plus you meet like minded people from all over the world!
To that effect, I highly recommend the APELSO Hong Kong ECMO course. Run by staff from Queen Mary/Grantham hospitals, it was exemplary in demystifying and deciphering everything extra-corporeal. Just like the excellent Reanimate, this course combines didactics, simulation and practical exercises but lasted for 5 days rather than 2. Here's some pics taken with permission.
|Dr Thomas Mueller's (Regensburg, Germany) |
take on ECPR
|Full circuit with dedicated Apps for simulating monitors|
|Veno-Arterial circuit with reperfusion cannula|
|Scenarios were realistic and focused on basics of troubleshooting|
|They even brought in fluroscopy in the sims|
|Transportation sim for interhospital transfers on circuit|
|Live action mannequin for the sims - can't get more fidelity than that|
|Cannulation combined with nursing and CPR team|
You can sign up for more courses like this here if interested in ECLS.