Below you can find my notes from this talk at the ESICM LIVES 2020.
Thanks to Adrian Wong (@avkwong) for inviting me to blog on the ESICM website where you can find the full version of the below, including some slides.
We are clinicians who are part of the ‘shielded’ or ‘extremely vulnerable’ group, as determined either by the government  or local policy. Whereas we appreciate the unprecedented and rapidly evolving nature of this situation, our group has been conspicuous by its absence from organisational guidance.
A growing, increasingly comorbid population, living longer and undergoing ever expansive procedures and treatments provides a burgeoning demand for critical care. A demand that can only be expected to increase. As a new and progressive specialty, much has been made of technological advancements in powering our collective ability to cope with such challenges.
Background eCPR is a complex process requiring multiple team members to conduct technical procedures in a coordinated, time-critical fashion. Simulation has an increasingly well recognised role in medical training, particularly in the field of critical care, allowing non-technical skills to be honed and logistical challenges to be identified and solutions sought in a safe environment.