Conference Workshops

All workshops will be held at the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Thursday workshops are held concurrently. You are only able to attend one workshop on Thursday. Please register via the registration form.

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Thursday 12 October 2017

La Pitié Salpetrière Mechanical Circulatory Support Pre-Course

Attendee limit – 100
$300 – Full price
$200 – Trainee

0800-0815 Welcome and registration – J. Fraser
0815-0900 History of MCS – A. Combes
0900-0945 VA ECMO for MCS: Patient selection, timing and weaning – M. Schmidt
0945- 1015 How to vent the left ventricle on peripheral VA ECMO – N. Brechot
1015-1045 Morning tea
1045 -1130 Refractory cardiac arrest, In-hospital, out-of-hospital E-CPR – N. Bréchot
1130- 1200 Overcoming differential hypoxia on VA ECMO – K. Shekar
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1345 Percutaneous Ventricular Assist Devices and surgical strategies for MCS – A. Combes
1345-1430 Long term MCS – J. Fraser
1430-1500 ECMO for refractory septic shock – N. Brechot
1500-1530 Afternoon tea
1530-1600 Infectious complications of MCS – M. Schmidt
1600-1630 Haemostatic management on MCS – S. Rozencwajg
1630-1700 Ethical issues on MCS – M. Schmidt

 

**CAPACITY REACHED
Attendee limit – 20
$350 – Full price
Attendees: Medical, nursing, perfusionists and allied health profession with little to no previous exposure to ECMO.

0800-0815 Registration
0815-0830 Welcome, introduction and housekeeping
0830-0930 VV ECMO principles and practice
0930- 1030 VV ECMO principles and practice
1030 – 1100 Morning tea
Large Sim room
(faculty 5, participants 10)
2 small Sim room
(faculty 2, participants 10)
1100 – 1230 Introduction to the ECMO circuit A Introduction to the ECMO circuit B
1230 – 1300 Lunch
1300-1400 60’VV ECMO Simulation and Scenarios A Hands on practice B
1400 – 1500 60’VV ECMO Simulation and Scenarios B Hands on practice A
1500-1530 Afternoon Tea
1530-1615 VA ECMO Simulation and Scenarios A Cannulation Issues and ECPR intro B
1615-1700 VA ECMO Simulation and Scenarios B Cannulation Issues and ECPR intro A
1700-1730 Conclusion

 

**CAPACITY REACHED
Attendee limit – 16
$900 – Full price
Attendees: Medical, nursing, perfusionists and allied health profession with ECMO prior exposure (preferably intermediate level).Objectives:

  1. USG guided ECMO cannulation technique (VA , VV ECMO , Avalon cannula , reperfusion catheter) and cannulation trouble shooting.
  2. Understanding the process, preparation and organization of E-CPR.
0800-0815 Registration
0815-0830 Welcome, introduction and housekeeping
0830 -1215 Rotate through different cannulation practice stations ( Use of USG , VV, VA+ reperfusion , Avalon model, cannulation troubleshooting)
1215 – 1315 Lunch
E-CPR workshop
1315 – 1700 ( Group A) ( Group B)
1700-1730 Conclusion

 

Paediatric ECMO Workshop
Attendee limit – 40
$100 – Full price
Pitfalls and trouble shooting and state-of-the-art updates
0730-1830 hours

Faculty Graeme McLaren Singapore
Andreas Schibler Brisbane
Roberto Chiletti Melbourne
Luregn Schlapbach Brisbane
Derek Best Melbourne
Adrian Mattke Brisbane
Emma Haisz Brisbane

 

0730 Registration
0800 Paediatric ECMO: Overview
0830 Pump properties and oxygenators
0900 Indications for paediatric VA ECMO and managing patients on VA
ECMO and circuitry
1000 Morning tea
1030 Indications for paediatric VA ECMO and managing patients on VV
ECMO and circuitry
1115 Cannulation in paediatrics
1135 Weaning VA and VV ECMO
1200 Anticoagulation for paediatric ECMO
1230 Lunch
1315 Session 1 – ECPR scenario (VA)

  • Commencement of flow
  • Compressions while cannulating
  • Flows – what flows to aim for
  • Theoretical: central vs peripheral
  • Could discuss at pump what centres do with temperature, anticoagulation etc.
1415 Session 2 – Pump failure and electricity failure (VA)

  • Pump failure causes
  • Hand crack vs secondary drive
  • Restart of pump
  • Walking air out of pump
  • Transmembrane pressure and oxyclotting
1515 Afternoon Tea
1545 Session 3 – Haemodynamic manipulations (high lactate/BP high low/inotropes etc.) (VA)

  • Patient lactate high: how to manipulate with low, normal and high BP
  • Sudden drop in flow: Differential / how to troubleshoot etc
  • What inotropes for what scenario
  • Differential arterial saturation
1645 Session 4 – VV ECMO

  • Sudden desaturation
  • Decrease in flow
  • Ventilator management
  • Competing blood flows, recirculation
1800 Closing comments and close of day

 

Sunday 15 October 2017

**CAPACITY REACHED
Attendee limit – 15
$250 – Full price
0830-1530 hours

Welcome and introduction
Principles of ECLS and ECMO therapy
ECMO device and consumable physiology
Veno Arterial ECMO, configuration & Troubleshooting
Veno Venous ECMO, Configuration & Troubleshooting
Caring for a patient on ECMO
Emergency Management
Skill stations and simulations (group work):
Maquet ECMO device orientation, set up and priming using Cardiohelp and Rotaflow Patient preparation, cannulation and connection Emergency Management Clinical scenarios
Debrief, evaluation & close

 

Transfers

The Gold Coast University Hospital is easily accessed via the Gold Coast Light Rail. Please visit http://ridetheg.com.au/stations/ to locate the closest stop to your hotel accommodation. Please click on the following button if you would like to order a Go Card for travelling on the Gold Coast Light Rail.