NICU ECMO Nurse Class
The RN is not oriented to care of the ECMO patient while in the orientation period. This course will address the care strategies for RNs to care for patients receiving this therapy.
After completing the course:
- The learner will be able to identify the potential ECMO patients based on criteria.
- The learner will be able to identify the steps of preparing the patient for cannulation and the necessary blood work needed and interpret values.
- The learner will be able to identify care strategies for the ECMO patient and explain the rationale for caring for a heparinized patient.
- The learner will be able to identify an audible alarm on the pump and take the necessary patient interventions should a problem arise that renders the pump inoperable.
NICU ECMO Class
7:30AM-8:00AM- Pathophysiology of PPHN
8:00AM-8:30AM- Preparing the Patient for Cannulation
8:30AM-9:00AM- Lab Draws & Lab Value Interpretation
9:00AM-9:30AM- Care of the Patient Post-Cannulation & While on ECMO
9:30AM-10:00AM- Strategies for Trialing the ECMO Patient & Care of the Patient after Separation from the Pump
10:00AM-11:00AM- Visualization of a Primed ECMO Pump, Discussion of ECMO Pump Parts & their Function, & Review of Potential Pump Complications & Alarms
Kathy Plansinis BSN, RN, CCRN
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is _3.5_ contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 3.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation