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49 – You Can’t Spell REBOA without the ER – Endovascular Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient – Zaf Qasim

n this episode, Zack Shinar interviews Zaf Qasim about the recent controversies with ACEP and ACS about who can do REBOA.  Zaf is one of the world’s experts on REBOA and he’s an ER doc!  Zaf works at the University of Pennsylvania, trained in London

as well as Shock Trauma in Baltimore and teaches at Reanimate.  When you come to the essence of this episode, the question is what is the emergency physician’s role in the trauma resuscitation?  Both Zaf and Zack agree; we need to be the resuscitationist in the trauma suite.  We need to manage the airway and then quickly take over the arterial and venous access, interpret the transduced pressures, manage the massive transfusion protocol and be ready to insert the REBOA catheter while the trauma surgeon is involved with the left chest, the source of bleeding and where the next destination for this patient will be.

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EDECMO 48: When Should I Transport a Cardiac Arrest?

http://media.blubrry.com/edecmo/p/traffic.libsyn.com/edecmo/Brian_Grunau_post_auphonic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:13 — 28.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis part two of August 2018.  We are now tackling the difficult question of when to transport cardiac arrests if I have ECMO available?  Brian Grunau is an expert in this question.  Brian has become a giant in the […]

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EDECMO 47: ECMO Donazione: Organ Transplantation with Velia Antonini

http://media.blubrry.com/edecmo/p/traffic.libsyn.com/edecmo/velia_final2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:35 — 11.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOver this last year we have had episodes on organ donation and decision to transport.  This month we are revisiting two topics with two amazing people in two separate episodes.  Here, I interviewed Velia Marta Antonini.   Velia works in […]

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EDECMO 46: Wire Assistant

Well, it only took us seven years to figure this one out.  The wire assistant has been the key advancement of 2018 for placement of ECMO cannulas.  In this episode, Zack and Joe talk through this process after an  interview with Alyssa Baldini.  Alyssa was one of our first true wire assistants and has been instrumental in getting cannulas in faster and safer.  We discuss how the wire assistant aids in sterility and getting the artery on the first stick.  Bottom line – train someone at your shop to be an expert wire assistant.

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EDECMO 45: ECMO in Sepsis

In this episode, Zack talks with Heidi Dalton about ECMO use in Sepsis.  This is another controversial area with pediatric literature showing strong results while the adult results have been less impressive.  Heidi has been a key figure in both adult and pediatric ECMO.  She is the former chair of the yearly ELSO conference.  She is a professor at both George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University.  Her background is in pediatric critical care. She currently works at INOVA in Virginia where she is the director of adult and pediatric ECMO. So the question for today is should we be utilizing ECMO for sepsis?

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EDECMO Crash Episode – Demetris Yannopoulos on ECPR-the Minneapolis Way

Yanno on ECPR

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Save These Dates!

EDECMO involved upcoming conferences: April 10-11: Mayo Scottsdale. April 25-28: The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. May 18-23: American Thoracic Society. AND SAVE THE DATE Reanimate 6 January 30th-Feb 1st, 2019. Sign ups will be opening up shortly  

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EDECMO 44: Bob Bartlett: Peristaltic Pumps, Hollow Fibers, and the History of ECMO

In this episode, Zack interviews Bob Bartlett from the University of Michigan.  He is truly the godfather of ECMO and has revolutionized the world with his leadership and innovation.  They discuss the history of ECMO and roller pumps and bubble oxygenators were clearly inferior to their current counterparts – centrifugal pumps and hollow fiber oxygenators.  They also discuss anticoagulation and how Bob feels direct thrombin inhibitors are superior.  They also discuss the future of ECMO and how peristaltic pumps may be where we are headed.  

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EDECMO 43: The Cutdown

In this episode,  Alice Hutin of the Paris SAMU talks about the modified cutdown approach to cannula insertion.  She is an emergency physician who is one of four physicians who take call on the pre-hospital ECMO ambulance.  She describes the process of their modified cutdown.  First, incision through the skin is made 2 cm below inguinal crease.  Second, blunt dissection down through the soft tissue.  This is best done with your fingers.  Third, place a needle through the distal skin and visualize it pass into the vessel.  From there, you cannulate as with percutaneous.  Alice’s recent paper shows a 6% failure rate with this technique in skilled hands.

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EDECMO 42: Organ Transplantation On ECMO

http://media.blubrry.com/edecmo/p/traffic.libsyn.com/edecmo/OG3_post_auphonic.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:07 — 26.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS In this episode, we tackle the subject of organ transplantation on ECMO.  2017 featured several articles showing the efficacy of ECMO for organ transplantation.  In Italy, 56% of total potential patients were successfully transplanted.  The success of these […]

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