New session available: One week course

Limited places (28 participants maximum)

 La Pitié International Diploma in ECMO & Short-Term Respiratory/Circulatory Support



23-24 June and 27-29 June 2016 :
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17-21, October 2016

5-9, December 2016

6-10, March 2017


This  comprehensive and practical learning program will provide you with the skills for managing ExtraCorporeal Life Support in patients with respiratory and/or cardiocirculatory failure.


General description:


  • Language will be English.
  • Intensive teaching program: 1 week (total fo over 50 hours).
  • The program will be interactive, with lectures, case studies and a lot of time devoted to questions, and practical hands-on sessions on devices.


Program overview:


  • Discussions of concrete cases at patient’s bedside during ICU rounds.
  • Refresher lectures on physiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, first line treatment and outcomes of severe respiratory and cardiac failure.
  • Principles, techniques, indications and management of VA-ECMO for medical and post-heart surgery refractory cardiogenic shock and for cardiac arrest patients.
  • Principles, techniques, indications and management of IABP, Impella®, TandemHeart® and other short-term mechanical devices for refractory cardiogenic shock.
  • Principles, techniques, indications and management of VV-ECMO for refractory respiratory failure.
  • Principles, techniques, indications and management of ECCO2R for respiratory failure.
  • Troubleshooting and management of complications of ExtraCorporeal Life Support devices.
  • ExtraCorporeal Life Support for heart and lung transplantation.
  • Long-term outcomes after ExtraCorporeal Life Support.
  • Ethical considerations in ECMO patients.
  • Pediatric specificities of ExtraCorporeal Life Support techniques.




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