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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EDECMO 21- The Vienna Project: A Randomized-Controlled Trial of ECPR for Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

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In this episode Zack talks with Dr. Schoeber about their newest endeavor, the holy grail: a randomized-controlled trial comparing “Load & Go” (transporting OHCA patients to the ED immediately for consideration of ECMO) vs. “standard care” (staying on scene until the patient achieves either ROSC or is pronounced dead). Zack and Andreas talk about the impact this could have on the future of ECPR for OHCA.

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The BEST Vascular Access Phantom for ECPR Simulation

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Jacob Avila from www.5minsono.com introduced us to this ultrasound vascular access phantom recipe using ballistic gel and it was amazing.

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EDECMO 20 – The Golden Hour & the Rule of 3’s: Optimizing the Critical First Hour on Heart-Lung Bypass


In this episode, Joe talks about that first critical hour on Heart-Lung Bypass. What are the most common and critical clinical scenarios that the ECMO operator faces in that first hour on pump? Listen to this episode to find out.

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ECMO Simulation Model Built by Zack!!

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Using parts purchased at Home Depot, Zack took apart a Tall Paul Anatomy Mannequin and built the whole thing from scratch. This is how it went down!

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EDECMO 19 – ECPR for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Japanese-Style!


Tetsuya Sakamoto is the principal investigator of a multi-center prospective observational study that was just recently published in the journal Resuscitation: Resuscitation. 2014 Jun;85(6):762-8. Zack and Joe met with Dr. Sakamoto during the 2014 AHA RESS conferences and talked all things ECPR. After that, Shinar sat down with Dr. Sakamoto to get his take on how the Japanese EMS system is setup and how they are able to implement ECPR into their resuscitation protocols.

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