The use of ECMO therapy is increasing in today’s critical care environment, so this course is designed to be a basic introduction to extracorporeal membrane oxygen support therapy or ECMO. We will discuss the What, How, Why and When of implementing ECMO therapy as well as common complications encountered during ECMO. Case Studies will be incorporated as well as discussion differentiating between ECLS and ECPR. The information provided will be based upon the ExtraCorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) recommendations for best practice with ECMO support.
Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors
Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to: