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This book explores the unique aspects involved in the management of ECMO patients such as physiopathology and indications, setting up the device, monitoring ECMO and the patient, troubleshooting, ethical aspects and rehabilitation. For the past eight years, management of acute heart failure and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients has been improved by the development of short-term assistance devices, with ECMO as a first line treatment. This highly informative book provides essential insights for ICU nurses at ECMO centers around the world, who face the substantial challenges involved in the management of ECMO patients. Above all, it meets their training needs with regard to bedside monitoring for these patients, which has become a major issue. The editors and most of the contributors serve at La Piti?-Salp?tri?re ICU, France, which, in terms of the number of admissions and major publications produced, is one of the worlds leading authorities on ECMO.I. Medical Aspects.- ECMO definition and principles.- Indications and physiopathology.- II. Nursing care.- Preparing the patient and the ECMO device.- Monitoring the ECMO.- Monitoring the patient preventing complications and accidents.- Mobilizing the patient.- Transport under ECMO.- Weaning process.- How to manage incidents.- Psychological approach of the patient and its family.- Training of nurses: initial and continuous education.
Chirine Mossadegh has been a registered nurse for the past ten years in the ICU at La Piti?-Salpetri?re Hospital in Paris, France. She has been a member of the organizing committee of the annual international congress for the French ICU society from 2010 to 2014.
She is the nurses program coordinator for the International Congress on ECMO and short term circulatory/respiratory support taking place every June in Paris for the past 5 years. Shes also teaching about nursing care and ECMO for the French universitlS÷
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