Can you do CPR on ECMO?

Recent studies have identified ECMO as a reasonable alternative to traditional CPR in the setting of cardiac arrest, when appropriate resources are available. The use of VA-ECMO in patients who suddenly experience a loss of pulse due to compromised cardiac mechanical activity is known as extracorporeal CPR (E-CPR).

What is the compression rate for cardio pulmonary resuscitation?

100 to 120 compressions a minute
CPR with rescue breaths Place the heel of your hand on the centre of the person’s chest, then place the other hand on top and press down by 5 to 6cm (2 to 2.5 inches) at a steady rate of 100 to 120 compressions a minute. After every 30 chest compressions, give 2 rescue breaths.

Do you do compressions on VV ECMO?

Should you do chest compressions in a VV ECMO cardiac arrest? YES! In a VV ECMO cardiac arrest cardiac compressions must be commenced according to the normal ACLS pathway. With good quality CPR enough venous return can be produced for VV ECMO to continue at low flows.

What is the difference between VV ECMO and VA ECMO?

ECMO, Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation. VA ECMO provides both respiratory and hemodynamic support; the ECMO circuit here is connected in parallel to the heart and lungs, while in VV ECMO the circuit is connected in series to the heart and lungs. During VA ECMO, blood will bypass both the heart and the lungs.

How often do you need to demonstrate competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation?

For guidance, skills should be refreshed at least once a year, but preferably more often.

What are resuscitation techniques?

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique. It aims to keep blood and oxygen flowing through the body when a person’s heart and breathing have stopped. CPR can be performed by any trained person. It involves external chest compressions and rescue breathing.