ECMO and the Brain: What Can, Does, or Might Happen to Your Patient's Brain
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Neuroscience, Procedures, 2020
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The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2020 Critical Care Congress held February 16-19, 2020, in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize the potential neurologic complications associated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Distinguish how ECMO affects the pediatric brain differently than the adult brain
  • Appraise the role of neuromonitoring in patients undergoing ECMO treatment
  • Determine how to declare brain death in a patient on ECMO
  • Organize a clinic-based approach to assess long-term neurologic outcomes in ECMO survivors

Neurologic Complications of ECMO

Thomas P. Bleck

Pediatric Neurologic Complications of ECMO

Mark Wainwright

Neuromonitoring Is Available but Is It Helpful?

Christos Lazaridis

How to Declare Brain Death in a Patient on ECMO

Melania Bembea

Long Term Outcomes After ECMO:  Managing Causes and Effects

Carla M. Sevin

Meta Tag
Content Type Presentation
Knowledge Area Neuroscience
Knowledge Area Procedures
Knowledge Level Intermediate
Membership Level Select
Membership Level Professional
Membership Level Associate
Tag Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ECMO
Tag Brain Death
Tag Cardiothoracic Critical Care
Year 2020
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
neurologic complications
adult patients
pediatric patients
intracerebral hemorrhages
cognitive impairments
monitoring techniques
continuous EEG monitoring
transcranial Doppler
near-infrared spectroscopy
cerebral blood flow


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