FAST24 Pre-Cons | Circulating Hope: Managing ECMO Patients in Transport – Afternoon Session



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Conference Dates: JUNE 10 - 12, 2024
Pre-Con Workshops Date: JUNE 10, 2024
Max Students: 20

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Course Description: Welcome to a groundbreaking revolution in medical education with our unparalleled course, “Circulating Hope: Managing ECMO Patients in Transport.” This pioneering program, expertly crafted by Michael Lauria and Derek Grassley, stands as a beacon in the healthcare industry, offering an unmatched learning experience in the realm of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) transport. Specifically designed for the trailblazers in pre-hospital and critical care transport, this course addresses an urgent and long-felt void, providing vital expertise to those responsible for safeguarding the lives of patients undergoing ECMO therapy.

Embark on this unique educational odyssey and immerse yourself in the complex and captivating world of ECMO. With “Circulating Hope,” you are not just learning; you are part of a monumental movement, shaping the future of medical transport. This course is more than just a training program; it’s a lifeline to countless patients, a testament to innovation, and a shining example of how far we can go when we dare to fill the gaps that have long plagued the industry. Join us on this unparalleled journey of discovery and be part of a transformative experience that stands alone in its field, changing lives and elevating standards across the globe.

About the Course:

  • Date and Time: Afternoon Session on June 10, 2024, from 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Location: Wilmington Convention Center Ballroom B & C
  • Price: $150
  • Instructors: Led by Michael Lauria and Derek Grassley
  • Maximum Capacity: Limited to 20 students
  • Continuing Education (CE) Hours: 4 CE hours

A Journey into ECMO Transport:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) isn’t a novel technology; it was first used in 1971 to treat a trauma patient involved in a severe motorcycle accident. Its application initially gained traction in the pediatric world, but it truly shone during the COVID-19 pandemic, albeit with mixed results. Nevertheless, ECMO remains an invaluable tool, serving as a bridge to transplant, VAD placement, and more.

Transporting patients on ECMO necessitates a deep understanding of the device’s function to maintain patient stability during transit. Surprisingly, no comprehensive resources or courses were available to address this critical need—until now. Dr. Michael Lauria, in the spirit of bridging gaps much like the ECMO device itself, created “Circulating Hope” to fill this educational void.

Course Highlights:

  • In-Depth Understanding: Gain a profound insight into ECMO technology and its significance in patient care.
  • Historical Perspective: Explore the history and evolution of ECMO, tracing its journey from trauma to pandemics.
  • Crucial Role: Recognize ECMO’s pivotal role as a bridge to transplant, VAD placement, and other life-saving interventions.
  • Transport Expertise: Acquire the knowledge and skills needed to transport ECMO patients safely and effectively.
  • Unique Offering: “Circulating Hope” is the first-of-its-kind course, addressing a critical need in the world of critical care transport medicine.

Participating in “Circulating Hope” equips you with the expertise required to manage ECMO patients during transport. This course empowers nurses and paramedics involved in critical care transport medicine to enhance patient care and contribute to better outcomes. Join us on this groundbreaking journey into the realm of ECMO transport, where education becomes a beacon of hope for both providers and patients. Secure your spot in this invaluable program today.