UPMC Procirca Adult ECLS Bootcamp
The UPMC Procirca Adult ECMO Boot Camp is a one-day course designed for health care professionals interested in a foundational education in the care of the adult ECMO patient. Course content includes lecture on topics ranging from understanding the components of the ECMO circuit, patient selection, cannulation strategies, management of various ECMO patient groups to weaning and decannulation. Lecture will be supported with 4 hours of simulation-based learning, including ECMO circuit basics, a high fidelity ECMO cannulation simulation, handling ECMO emergencies, and high-fidelity case simulation scenarios to help develop patient management and troubleshooting skills. Hands on time with multiple ECMO systems will be available.
This course has been designed to follow the ELSO Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education for adult ECMO Specialists.
Upon completion of the course, learners should be able to:
- Understand basic principles of ECMO
- Identify indications and contraindications for ECMO support in the adult patient
- Have a foundational understanding of the function of the components of the ECMO circuit
- Understand concerns of managing patients on ECMO
- Describe complications that may occur while on ECMO support
- Understand the cannulation, weaning and decannulation of the ECMO patient
- Respond to the most common ECMO emergencies
- Demonstrate ECMO knowledge in high fidelity simulation scenarios
No 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 with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals are awarded 0.7 continuing education units (CEU’s) which are equal to 7.5 contact hours.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 Attendance