ECMO Disaster Stories

David S. Wilkins, CCP

ECMO Disaster Stories

I am putting together a talk about ECMO disasters, with the goal of this being a "things to be aware of" talk. For example, the ECMO oxygenator was too close to the ICU bed, and when the ICU RN lowered the patients bed, it snapped off the oxygenator outlet, resulting in patient death.  Mistakes - while potentially disastrous - can be very valuable learning opportunities for others. I would appreciate hearing stories from around the world. Clearly, these stories would be kept completely confidential. I do not want to know any names, or even the locations of the facilities involved. Feel free to email me at [login to unmask email]    Thanks - hopefully this will be information that can benefit the global ECMO community. 

 

David Wilkins CCP

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