Routine ward round
Routine ward rounds cover all aspects of intensive care and the essentials of ECMO care.
Cognitive aids to assist are available here, there is an opportunity to discuss therapeutic conclusion during the specialised ECMO round (V-round).
Specialised ECMO consultant round
The increasing number of ECMO patients and referrals for consideration of ECMO have led to a structured daily review and discussion about patients on mechanical circulatory support, including patients that may require it and patients that have just been separated from support. The aim for this ‘V- round’ is to occur at 11 am.
For specific questions and considerations, the perfusion service may also be consulted. Multidisciplinary integration is a wider aim of these rounds to achieve a common understanding of patients on extracorporeal support across all involved specialities.