After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1. Describe the roles of the members of the healthcare team in their respective responsibilities for quality care.
2. Recognize and become familiar with the ECMO circuit, component specifications and equipment.
3. Recognize and become familiar with the physiology and physic behind gas exchange and oxygen delivery and consumption.
4.  Identify the differences between VV and VA ECMO as well as be able to identify indications and contraindications for each.
5.  Identify how to choose the correct cannula and interpret circuit pressures.
6.  Identify the activation, initiation and daily management of ECLS.
7.  Identify ELC emergencies and complications and how to manage them.
8.  Describe anticoagulation management.
9.  Describe weaning, trialing off and decannulation for ECMO.


Thomas J. Preston, BS, RRT, CCT
Cardiovascular Perfusionist

Melissa Robinson, RN

Tammy Friedrich, RN, MSN
ECLS Educator

Doug Markley, BS, RN
Regional Director

None of the members of the faculty and planning committee for this educational event have commercial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods and services consumed by or used on patients.

Session date: 
03/13/2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm EDT
Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
United States
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 7.00 BCIPE Instructional Hours

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