ECMO Management

September 29-30, 2016
University of Arizona Center for Simulation and Innovation
Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Held in partnership with the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

Explore the basic management principles common to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) programs for both adult and pediatric patients with the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) ECMO Management course. Led by expert faculty, this intense two-day simulation course will provide a comprehensive overview of ECMO programs. Participants will rotate through lectures and simulation scenarios. Each simulation group will have a maximum ratio of six participants to one facilitator. Topics include: basic physiology of ECMO, equipment and patient selection, and economic and ethical considerations.

Seats for the ECMO Management course have sold out.


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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of thiscourse, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the different components of the ECMO circuit and diagnose equipment malfunction
  • Determine the optimal ECMO settings in diseases commonly treated by ECMO
  • Recognize and manage the most common ECMO emergencies

Target Audience
This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of intensivists, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, emergency physicians, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and all other providers who care for patients in any setting in which critical care is provided.

Type of Activity
This live workshop will focus on applying knowledge and practicing skills and techniques of ECMO management in the ICU.

SCCM supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:

  • Professionalism
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Credit Hours

Physicians: Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Nurses: This activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 15.5 contact hours.

Evaluation and CE/CME Applications
If you would like to receive continuing education (CE) credit, please log in to with your Customer ID (located on your badge) and password. Choose the MY LEARNING tab on the orange bar, scroll down and click on the link for the course, ECMO Management 2016. When you have finished claiming credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the event, the final evaluation will appear in a pop-up window. Please complete the evaluation and provide feedback on how well this program fit your needs. Your comments will enable us to better plan and execute future events. For additional information, please contact SCCM at or +1 847 827-6888.