Chirine Mossadegh has been a registered nurse for the past ten years in the ICU at La Pitié-Salpetrière 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 nurse’s 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. She’s also teaching about nursing care and ECMO for the French university diploma on ECMO since its creation in 2012 and for the la Pitié Hospital International diploma in ECMO and short term respiratory/circulatory support since its creation in 2014.
Prof. Alain Combes is currently Professor of Critical Care Medicine at, Hôpital Pitié-Salpétrière, Université de Paris 6 since 2007.His interest research are: Care of patients with severe/refractory cardiac and/or respiratory failure, Paris ECMO center- VA ECMO, LVADs, heart transplantation for end-stage cardiac failure- VV ECMO, ECCO2R for severe respiratory failure Primary investigator of 3 multicenter international randomized trial:- EOLIA, to test the impact of early ECMO treatment in severe ARDS- HEROICS, to test high volume hemofiltration in patients with complicated heart surgery- SUPERNOVA, ECCO2R for moderate to severe ARDS
He is a regular reviewer for the following journals : - American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Circulation, JACC, Lancet respiratory, Critical Care Medicine, Chest, Cochrane library, Intensive Care Medicine, BMJ, Heart, Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, La Presse Médicale. He has published 108 peer-reviewed articles.
This is a book for clinician educators. It offers modern, evidence-based practices to use in teaching learners at a range of levels, with an emphasis on concrete strategies that teachers can implement in their own clinical practices as well as in small and large group settings.
Medical education is rapidly changing with emerging evidence on best practices and a proliferation of new technologies. As strategies for effectively teaching medical learners evolve, it is important to understand the implications for Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine (PCCM). This text is structured to allow easy access to the reader. Chapters are organized around level of learner (e.g., medical student to PCCM fellow to practicing physicians) as well as the location of teaching. Given the variety of clinical settings in which PCCM physicians teach, specific consideration of best practices, broad changes in curricular design and pedagogy are considered in different clinical contexts.
Each chapter begins with a focus on why the topic is important for clinician educators. A review of the available evidence and relevant medical education theory about the topic follows, with examples from specific studies that provide insight into best practices regarding the concepts and topics discussed in the chapter. For chapters focusing on learners, different environments are considered and similarly, if the focus is on the learning environment, attention is paid to the approach to different learners. Each chapter ends with a summary of the primary points from the chapter and concrete examples of how clinician teachers can put the concepts discussed in the chapter into practice. This is an ideal guide for educators in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.
This book presents a comprehensive overview of both pathophysiological and practical aspects of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal support. The basics of ECMO, including its history, the “ECMO team”, cannulation, materials, and blood-surface interactions, are first discussed. The various indications for and particular characteristics of circulatory and respiratory extracorporeal life support are then described in detail in the main part of the book. Patient care during ECMO and monitoring of the ECMO patient are also carefully covered, with explanation of the management of technical and clinical complications and transport-related problems. Further topics include long-term therapy options beyond ECMO, such as ventricular assist devices and transplants, outcome, the new frontiers of ECMO for organ procurement and future challenges.
The authors are well-known experts in the field whose authoritative contributions and attention to practical aspects will be invaluable for novices and experienced practitioners alike.