The Rat Pack: Another Year of EDECMO (2014/2015) – Video

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The Rat Pack: The Last Year of EDECMO!

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EDECMO 24 – Weaning VA-ECMO, with Deirdre Murphy


In this episode, Zack and Joe talk with Deirdre Murphy, the Deputy Director of the ICU, director of the cardiothoracic ICU at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. The Alfred has put itself on the map in so many ways over the past decade. Home to Stephen Bernard (of the original Hypothermia after ROSC without RONF fame), Chris Nickson (@precordialthump, @I_C_N, @intensiveblog, #SMACC,, and good friends Jason McClue, Steve McGloughlin, Josh Ihle, Paul Nixon, and Deirdre Murphy, The Alfred is becoming a mecca for advanced resuscitation and ECMO/ECPR. In this episode we sat down with Dr. Murphy to discuss the nuances of weaning a patient from ECMO.

As ED Docs, Zack and I find ourselves at the heroic end of the resuscitation spectrum when the dying patient goes on pump…but what happens at the other end? What happens in the hours, days, and weeks that follow? Listen to this episode to find out…

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Mechanical Circulatory Support for the Emergency Physician: a talk by Felipe Teran MD


Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds lecture given at Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University on July 29th, 2015. This 30-minute lecture is a general overview of the current available strategies of mechanical circulatory support, technical aspects and clinical indications of these therapies with focus on the aspects that are relevant for emergency physicians. Thanks to Scott Weingart, Joe Bellezzo, Zack Shinar and Marc Stone.
Topics mentioned on this lecture include:
– Pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock
– Intra-aortic balloon pump
– Impellas
– Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
– Left Ventricular Assist Devices
Follow on Twitter @FTeranMD for questions, feedback and impressions.

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SMACCback Chicago: Ho & Bellezzo

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ophie Connolly and Alice Young from the SMACC Chicago team interviewed Dr. Chris Ho (Chief of Emergency Medicine at Sharp Memorial Hospital) and me (Joe) after our infamous cage match – where we debated the utility of ECPR.

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Reanimate 2016: RN spots still available! Bring the whole crew!

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RN spots still available…bring your crew and learn the team approach to ECPR and Endovascular Resuscitation…

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EDECMO 23 – ORNATO LIVES! – How ECMO Saved a Pillar of Resuscitation

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Joe Ornato, a pillar in the world of resuscitation, suffered a massive PE and arrested upon arrival to the Virginia Commonwealth University Emergency Department in April 2015. How it all unfolded is amazing. Listen to this episode to hear the details…

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#EEM15 is just around the corner…

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#EEM15 is just around the corner…

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We Will Miss You, John Hinds

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Sadly, John was killed July 3, 2015 while providing medical coverage for a Skerries 100 practice session.

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EDECMO 22 – Managing the Crashing Tox Patient with ECMO – with Leon Gussow & Steve Aks from The Poison Review

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In this episode Scott, Zack and Joe were all in the same room…in a conference room at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – where we were doing ECPR studies in an animal model of cardiac arrest with Jim Manning. We spoke with legendary toxicologists Leon Gussow and Steve Aks about the role of ECMO and ECPR in the overdosed tox patient.

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REANIMATE SAN DIEGO 2016: February 25-26, 2016

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REANIMATE is a 2-day conference that will teach you everything about Resuscitative ECMO and Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR). The conference will be hosted by Zack Shinar, Scott Weingart, and Joe Bellezzo

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