Scheduled upon request



8:00 am Introductions and Briefing
  Overview of simulation code of conduct
9:00 am Simulation room and equipment familiarization
  Review of simulation room, patient simulators, equipment
11:00 am Lunch
12:00 pm Scenarios with video debriefing
5:00 pm Evaluations, Adjourn

Program Description

At CAPE, we are driven by an unrelenting focus on improving human and system performance for the benefit of our patients. 

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technique that provides both cardiac and respiratory support to patients whose heart and lungs are so severely diseased or damaged that they can no longer serve their function.  Because it is often a therapy of last resort, opportunities to practice ECMO are few.  ECMOSim provides physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals with a full-day opportunity to practice for those rare but potentially devastating ECMO complications that, if not managed correctly, can lead to death or severe morbidity in patients.  A fully functional ECMO circuit including pump, oxygenator, tubing and mixed venous oxygen saturation monitor is primed with a blood substitute and connected to a patient simulator and patient monitor, allowing the realistic simulation of life-threatening emergencies involving both the circuit and the patient.


Learning Objectives


* Review the components of an ECMO circuit and how their function impacts the neonate.

* Describe how to troubleshoot the ECMO circuit.

* Discuss when and how to take an neonate off and back on the ECMO circuit safely in an emergency.



Louis Halamek, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, CAPE

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, CAPE

Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty, CAPE

Lisa Pineda, MSN, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist

Diana Powell, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist


$2,205 per participant; includes continental breakfast and refreshments.

Special discounts for Stanford Medicine affiliates available.

This program requires a minimum of 6 attendees and is limited to 9 in order to maximize opportunities for hands-on practice and active learning. Team enrollment is strongly encouraged.


A written notice of cancellation must be received 60 days prior to start of this program.  A $75 administrative fee will be assessed at this time.

30-59 days: 50% of paid registration is refundable.

30 days or less: Non-refundable. 

Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program; in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.