Scope Of Tutorials

Scope Of Tutorials

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The system comes with a series of ten pre-loaded tutorials which are intended to familiarize the user with the simulation system and to explore the techniques and problems associated with the use of VV- and VA- ECMO.

 

The learning objectives contained in each tutorial are summarized in the following table:

 

Tutorial

Objectives

Getting Started

To become familiarized with the basic elements of the MSE simulation environment.

VV ECMO (1)

To understand the design of a basic veno-venous ECMO circuit.
To become familiarized with the basic controls of a VV ECMO system.
To become familiarized with the basic behaviour of a centrifugal pump.

VV ECMO (2)

To investigate the effect of cannula position on ECMO system performance.
To investigate the effect of temperature control on metabolic rate (and oxygenation).

VV ECMO (3)

To examine the impact of return cannula size on ECMO system performance.

VV ECMO (4)

To understand the impact of obstruction of the inlet or outlet line on ECMO system performance.

VA ECMO (1)

To understand the design of a simple veno-arterial ECMO circuit.
To become familiarized with the basic controls of a VA ECMO system.
To understand the mechanism of ‘Differential Hypoxia’.

VA ECMO (2)

To explore the cardiovascular effects of VA ECMO in a patient with cardiogenic shock.

VA ECMO (3)

To recognise the signs of oxygenator gas supply failure.

VA ECMO (4)

To recognise the signs of oxygenator failure.