Pavel Hedvičák

Research & Development CBRN, Medical & Rescue Service Czech Republic

Mr. Pavel Hedvičák

Future Forces Forum World CBRN & MEDICAL Congress (CEBIRAM) 2018 Future Forces Exhibition 2018

Registered Nurse and Clinical Perfusionist
Motol University Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Czech Republic



Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation therapy for chemical warfare agent and smoke intoxication

The risks and threats from biological and chemical weapon systems may be increasing with an evolution of hybrid and asymmetrical warfare. Treatment options at point of injury and ROLE I and Role II NATO oriented facilities focus on chemical warfare agent, thermal and smoke exposure. The core of therapy, however, remains symptomatic and supportive. The gap of conventional treatment that may be inadequate may be significant. One of the most aggressive a possibly promising modality for definitive treatment is prehospital extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO can provide cardiac and respiratory support for patients whose heart and lungs cannot perform their functions adequately. This hi-tech yet accessible technology can be understood as being artificial heart and lungs, standing outside the patient, connected by tubing, supporting vital functions and increasing survivability from preventable traumatic and other illness from warfighting injuries.  ECMO alone cannot remove or neutralize any toxic agents but can provide sufficient hemodynamic support and oxygenation until patients are transported to the hospital, and the elimination of the toxic agent the medical doctors or patients themselves provide in the hospital.

Curriculum Vitae


10/2011 – 05/2012 Institue for postgradual  medical eductaion

Specialization: Clinical Perfusionist

 01/2011 – 06/2011 University Hospital in Motol

Certified training course for clinical practice mentors and trainers specialized education

 10/2009 – 09/2011 College of Health and Social Work St. Elizabeth, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Master's degree nursing

 Professional Experience:

09/2012 - ongoing Institute of Clinical and Experimental Medicine

I work as an external worker in perfusion of experimental medicine (ICEM), extracorporeal circulation in sheep in the study of mitral homograft, about 6 times a year

 10/2015 – ongoing MAQUET Czech Republic s.r.o, full time

Application Specialist

 09/2012 – ongoing 2nd Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

I work as an external teacher at the theoretical education of future bachelors

 05/2009 – 03/2011 University Hospital in Motol

Position: ICU trauma nurse 

 01/2009 – 04/2009 University Hospital in Motol

Position: ICU nurse, department of urology

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