NICU RN ECMO Class
This class covers the ECMO content to give didactic and practical knowledge to the RN prior to caring for the ECMO patient. The activity will allow nurses to better understand the functionality of the ECMO pump and care of the patient on ECMO to allow for collaboration in care with other healthcare team members when managing the patient.
The learner will identify potential ECMO patients based on criteria.
The learner will identify the steps of preparing the patient for cannulation and the necessary blood work needed and interpret values.
The learner will identify care strategies for the ECMO patient and explain the rationale for caring for a heparinized patient.
The learner will identify an audible alarm on the pump and take the necessary patient interventions should a problem arise that renders the pump inoperable.
Caitlin Patterson MSN, RN, CCRN, CBC
Stacy Shipley RN, CCRN
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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 contact hours.
- 3.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation