ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) is a form of cardiopulmonary life support, where blood is drained from the vascular system, circulated outside the body, and enters a circuit of tubing where carbon dioxide is removed and oxygen is added. It is then reinfused into the body.


The ECMO Society of South Africa embodies the shared passion and unwavering commitment of a dedicated group of professionals. Our mission is to enhance and broaden comprehension, proficiency, education, and training in ECMO practices, both within the medical community and among the general public, fostering excellence and innovation in critical care.


Our vision at ECMO South Africa is to lead in transforming critical care through innovation and excellence in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy. We are dedicated to advancing patient outcomes, pioneering cutting-edge technologies, and setting the standard for compassionate, lifesaving care across Africa.


ECMO Cannulation Course
14 November 2024

Join us for a comprehensive training session on ECMO cannulation. Explore key topics including optimal cannulation site selection, the role of ultrasound imaging, and alternative vessel visualization methods. Learn how to select the right cannula size, set up insertion equipment in both Theatre and ICU settings, and ensure bubble-free connections to the ECMO circuit. Gain valuable insights into distal perfusion cannulas, troubleshooting common issues, and hands-on practice with step-by-step insertion techniques. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills in ECMO cannulation.

Time & Location

14 November 2024, 07:00 – 17:00 SAST

Zuid-Afrikaans Hospital, 255 Bourke St, Muckleneuk, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

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