Fastest SMACCannulators in the world!

Congratulations to the Alfred ICU’s Paul Nixon (@NixonNotNickson) and Sacha Richardson (@sachaflyingdoc) for a magnificent performance at #SMACCanulate in Berlin.

Our friends at LearnECMO.com ran an ECMO station throughout the dasSMACC conference.

Attendees were invited to compete to see who were the ‘fastest ECMO cannulators’ in the world.

Paul and Sacha fended off some seriously big hitters to take the trophy home to the Alfred with a lightning fast time of 4 minutes and 3 seconds (without a single air bubble).

Well done lads!


Sacha and Paul look confident before being put to the test.

The lads remain focused on the task despite the throngs of onlookers (and heckling from the LearnECMO crew…)

One for the pool room… World’s fastest ECMO cannulators!

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