The department of Neonatology is a full-facility centre and has the best top reference and –academic patient care for sick unborn children and neonates. Furthermore, related scientific research and (post-) academic education is carried out. Main topics are: defects in the central nervous system, respiration and circulation, as well as Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
ECMO is multidisciplinary treatment for neonates and infants with severe cardiorespiratory failure. The technique is complex and therefore asks for specific individual as well as team training. In our department we developed an ECMO simulator. With this simulator we can imitate all physiologic and pathologic conditions involved in children on ECMO support.