Are ventilators necessary for ECMO patients? A review of the latest literature and trends

Plus a review of the basics of ECMO therapy

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Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Discuss historical trends for patient management with ECMO
  • Describe the physiological basis of ECMO therapy and oxygenation
  • Review recently published data regarding the need for mechanical ventilation with ECMO therapy