Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Anticoagulation - John Ingram, CCP
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Anticoagulation - John Ingram, CCP

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Anticoagulation - John Ingram, CCP

  • Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP; John Ingram, CCP
  • Date: April 25th, 2020 9:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.62 CEUs
  • Price: $24.3
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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Joe Basha, CCP and John Ingram, CCP talk about anticoagulation strategies for ECMO patients. 

Joe and John discuss SCCM guidelines and their own experiences with different anticoagulation protocols. 
#ECMO #perfusion #CriticalCare 

Navigating ECMO Anticoagulation: Advanced Strategies for Optimal Outcomes

Navigating the intricacies of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) anticoagulation is pivotal for ensuring patient safety and efficacy of the treatment. As a life-saving intervention in critical care, ECMO supports patients with severe cardiac and respiratory failures when conventional therapies have failed. This detailed video lecture, delivered by John Ingram, a seasoned perfusionist with two decades of experience, delves deep into the critical balance required in managing anticoagulation during ECMO therapy.

Introduction to ECMO and Its Importance ECMO serves as a crucial technique in critical care for providing both cardiac and pulmonary support to patients whose conditions prevent adequate organ functioning. The technology simulates the natural function of the heart and lungs, providing time for the patient's body to recover or receive further treatment. Given the critical nature of the conditions treated with ECMO, understanding the nuances of its management—particularly anticoagulation—is essential for clinical success.

Understanding ECMO Anticoagulation Anticoagulation management is the cornerstone of effective ECMO therapy. The primary challenge lies in mitigating the risk of thrombosis while preventing significant bleeding complications. This lecture explores the delicate balance required in anticoagulation management, emphasizing the need for a tailored approach based on individual patient factors and the specifics of their conditions.

Detailed Exploration of Anticoagulants Used in ECMO The lecture provides an in-depth look at the anticoagulants commonly used in ECMO, with a focus on Heparin, the most widely used anticoagulant. It covers the pharmacodynamics, dosing strategies, and monitoring protocols necessary to optimize its use. Additionally, the discussion includes alternative anticoagulants such as direct thrombin inhibitors, which are crucial for patients who develop complications like Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT).

Monitoring and Adjusting Anticoagulation in ECMO Effective monitoring is crucial for adjusting anticoagulation therapies in real-time. This segment of the lecture covers various diagnostic tests and monitoring techniques, including Activated Clotting Time (ACT), Prothrombin Time (PTT), and Anti-Factor Xa levels. Ingram provides insights into how these tests can guide clinical decisions, ensuring that anticoagulation levels are maintained within an optimal range to prevent complications.

Practical Challenges and Solutions in ECMO Anticoagulation Drawing on real-world case studies and personal experiences, this part of the lecture addresses common clinical challenges encountered in ECMO anticoagulation. It offers solutions and practical advice on navigating these challenges effectively, enhancing both patient safety and treatment outcomes.

Emerging Trends and Future Directions in ECMO Anticoagulation The lecture concludes with a forward-looking perspective on the future of ECMO anticoagulation. It highlights ongoing research and emerging innovations that promise to enhance the effectiveness and safety of ECMO treatments. This discussion is designed to keep healthcare professionals updated on the latest advancements and to stimulate ongoing professional development in the field of ECMO therapy.

Conclusion John Ingram's extensive lecture on ECMO anticoagulation combines deep professional knowledge with practical experience, offering a valuable resource for healthcare professionals involved in the management of ECMO. By emphasizing advanced strategies and individualized patient care, this lecture aims to enhance understanding and improve outcomes in ECMO treatments.

This comprehensive overview serves as an essential educational tool for perfusionists, intensivists, and critical care nurses, providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to manage ECMO anticoagulation effectively. It highlights the importance of precision in anticoagulation management to maximize patient outcomes in critical care settings.

0:00 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) anticoagulation / Adequacy of Anticoagulation During ECMO 
 0:36 ECMO : Delicate Balance 
1:35 Indications for VA ECMO 
 2:23 Indications for VV ECMO 
3:00 ELSO January 2020 Statistics 
4:16 ECMO and Hemostasis 
5:23 ECMO and Coagulation 
7:19 ECMO Time and Hypercoagulation 
8:28 ECMO and Anticoagulation / Heparin 
10:08 ECMO Antithrombin 3 
13:42 Anticoagulation During ECMO How to Measure It 
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Meet Your Instructor

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Program director Joseph Basha, CCP

Joseph has been a practicing clinical perfusionist for 40 years. Joseph is the CEO of Houston Extracorporeal Technologies and is the program director of The New Orleans Conference

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John Ingram, CCP

John Ingram, CCP

John Ingram is a magna cum laude graduate from University of Texas, Texas Heart Institute and a board certified perfusionist currently specializing in adult perfusion

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