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Current Status of Advanced Hemodynamic Resuscitation and Management with Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS)

November 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bialal M. Shafi, MD
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Medical Group

Speaker for this CME Activity:  Bialal M. Shafi, MD

Location:  Natividad Conference Room

This presentation will explore the applications for adult ECLS including reversible respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock, and ECPR. The discussion will include the importance of early recognition and implementation, and insight into the technical aspect on the use of extracorporeal life support along with risks, benefits and outcomes.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Identify medical strategies that can potentially benefit patients who are in pulmonary and/or cardiac extremus.
  • Recognize the selection criteria for determining candidacy for ECLS support.
  • Define the two types of ECLS: Veno-venous and Veno-arterial and their respective differences.
  • Describe best practices for basic medical management of the ECLS-supported patient.

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November 17, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Andrew McCague, DO, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, CME Committee Chair


Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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