Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation is rapidly growing in its use for patients suffering severe respiratory and cardiac failure. Dr. Mark R. Bonnell will present in this lecture an overview of the history of this therapy along with current applications of ECMO support. As more understanding of extracorporeal support arises along with evidence of its effect, both challenges and successes will be present. This discussion will further review where we may see extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support move to as the technology and education surrounding it expands.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.