Kuwait Extracorporeal Life Support Program Training Course

3-5 March 2024
Al-Amiri Hospital Medical Surgical ICU, Third Floor, New Building

About The Course

The 3-day training program provides individual practitioners up-to-date standards of practice & evidence-based recommendations to optimize clinical decision-making.

This course is a key component in extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) education. The Training uses patient care scenarios, hands-on learning, simulation scenarios, cannulation simulation, Mobilization and transportation simulation, and troubleshooting of clinical care cases.

Course Director

Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Fares
Director, Kuwait Extracorporeal Life Support Program
Al-Amiri Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait

Target Audience

  • Intensivists
  • Cardiologists
  • Surgeons
  • Emergency
  • Physicians
  • Critical Care Nurses
  • Physiotherapists

and others who wish to learn percutaneous ECMO cannulation.

Team of International Experts

Taught by a team of international experts using realistic simulators, attendees will learn all aspects of cannulation in a hands-on setting. Each group of students will have 2 – 3 instructors to ensure individualized attention and all students will perform each specific cannulation procedure from start to finish. Specific content includes equipment selection, vessel assessment, ultrasound-guided vascular access, serial dilation, and cannula placement and securement. Instructors will emphasize the value of imaging and address complication troubleshooting. At the conclusion of the course participants will be prepared to perform percutaneous veno-venous, veno-arterial, and bi-caval ECMO cannulations at their institution.