Papworth Hospital ECMO Course

As one of the country's largest specialist providers of ECMO, Papworth Hospital is well placed to provide expert ECMO Training.

During the course delegates will gain a good understanding of ECMO in the following areas:

A draft programme can be seen here.

Who should attend?
All members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the care of the patient on ECMO.

Accreditation / Endorsement
The ECMO course has been accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists for 15 CPD points and is endorsed by Cambridge University Health Partners. The course includes dedicated practical sessions in small groups.

The course is held over three days and includes a mixture of learning opportunities including:

Multidisciplinary lectures and learning from our expert faculty
To provide a complete multidisciplinary understanding of ECMO, Papworth draws on its expert medical team to offer lectures by consultant anaesthetists and intensivists, consultant surgeon, nurse specialist, consultant haematologist, consultant radiologist, consultant microbiologist, perfusionist and the Dean of Cambridge University, Emmanuel college.

View the course faculty

  • Level of teaching was excellent - very impressive to have such a multi-disciplinary faculty.
  • Simulation and practical sessions very good. Relevant to practice and compliment lectures.
  • Multi-cultural. Good lecturers.

Hands-on ECMO equipment training
Delegates will have the opportunity to have hands-on training in small break-out groups with ECMO circulation. Delegates will experience practising circuit surveillance, trouble-shooting and maintenance best practice.

Simulation Sessions
Using specialist simulation software, delegate will be given a number of simulated patient cases and shown how to manage patient care in a variety of situations.

Tour of Papworth Hospital's Intensive Care Unit
Delegates will be given a tour on Papworth's intensive care unit and have the chance to witness patients on ECMO (case dependant).

At the end of the course delegates will sit a written examination. Papers will be marked and posted to delegates after the course with full written feedback for each question.


Endorsed by:


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Everard
CB23 3RE

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 639814 / 639821

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