UPMC Procirca Comprehensive Adult ECLS Course

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 6, 2019 to November 9, 2019

The UPMC Procirca Adult ECLS Training Course is a 3.5-day course designed for health care professionals interested in a foundational education in the care of the adult ECLS patient. Course content includes lecture on topics ranging from understanding the components of the ECLS circuit, patient selection, cannulation strategies, management of various ECLS patient groups to weaning and decannulation.  Panel discussions with ECLS experts from UPMC will allow for exploration of topics including complex patient management as well as the more practical concerns related to creating and maintaining a successful ECLS program. Lecture will be supported with 12 hours of simulation-based learning, including ECLS circuit basics, a high fidelity ECLS cannulation simulation, handling ECLS emergencies, and high-fidelity case simulation scenarios to help develop patient management and troubleshooting skills.  Hands on time with multiple ECLS systems will be available.

Target Audience

This course has been designed to follow the ELSO Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education for adult ECMO Specialists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Understand basic principles of ECLS
  • Identify indications and contraindications for ECLS support in the adult patient
  • Have a foundational understanding of the function of the components of the ECLS circuit
  • Understand concerns of managing patients on ECLS
  • Describe complications that may occur while on ECLS support
  • Understand the cannulation, weaning and decannulation of the ECLS patient
  • Respond to the most common ECLS emergencies
  • Demonstrate ECLS knowledge in high fidelity simulation scenarios

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 24.50 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.
  • 24.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/06/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
11/06/2019 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/09/2019 - 3:00pm
Rating: 
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Course Agenda

Day One: Wednesday November 6, 2019

0700 - 0800                Registration and Breakfast

0800 - 0830                Welcome and Overview of Cours

                                     Michael Anselmi CCP             

0830 - 0900               Physiology of ECLS

                                    Brian Rosborough MD            

0900 - 0930               Indications/Contraindications for Adult ECLS, Patient Selection Criteria

                                    Penny Sappington MD

0930 - 0945               BREAK

09:45 - 1015              Management of the Cardiogenic Shock Patient

                                     Christopher Sciortino MD

1015 - 1100                Cannulation

                                      Pablo Sanchez MD

1100 - 1200                LUNCH

1200 - 1300                Management of the Respiratory Failure Patient

                                     Penny Sappington MD

1300 - 1330                Principles of ECLS circuit, Components and Design

                                     Brandon D’Aloiso CCP

1330 - 1345                BREAK      

Hands on Learning: ECLS Circuit and Cannulation Basics: Visit 4 stations for 45 min each

1345 - 1430                Station 1: Centrimag
                                     Wendy James CCP                                     

1430 - 1515                Station 2: CardioHelp

                                     Danielle Freeman CCP

1515 - 1525                BREAK                                   

1525 - 1610                Station 3: Basic Cannulation Workshop

                                     Penny Sappington MD, Brandon D’Aloiso CCP, Michael Anselmi CCP

1610 – 1655               Station 4: Rotaflow

                                     Ryan Dzadony CCP

1700                            ADJOURNMENT DAY ONE

 

Day Two: Thursday November 7, 2019
0700 - 0800                Breakfast

0800 - 0845                Anticoagulation

                                     Penny Sappington MD

0845 - 0915                Case Study

                                     Ryan Rivosecchi PharmD

0915 - 0945                Daily Management of the ECLS Circuit by the ECLS Specialist

                                     Brandon D’Aloiso CCP

0945 - 1000                BREAK

1000 - 1030                Daily Patient Management of the ECLS Patient by the Bedside RN

                                     Jenifer Rabuck RN, BSN

1030 - 1100               Transport on ECLS

                                     David Palmer EdD, CCP    

1100 - 1115                Intro to Simulation

                                     Michael Anselmi CCP                                           

1115 - 1215                LUNCH

Hands on Learning: Visit each of the 4 stations for 60 min each.

1215 - 1315                 Station 1: Circuit Checks and Daily Maintenance

                                   Danielle Freeman CCP, Megan Bayley RN, BSN

1315 - 1415                 Station 2: Pressures 101/CRRT

                                   Peter Arlia CCP, Jenifer Rabuck RN, BSN

1415 - 1430                 BREAK

1430 - 1530                Station 3: Cannulation and Initiation of ECLS

                                      Penny Sappington MD, Brandon D’Aloiso CCP, Michael P. Anselmi CCP

1530 - 1630                Station 4: Mechanical Circulatory Support - Temporary VADS

                                     Oriana Hunter, MD, PhD

1630                            ADJOURNMENT DAY TWO

 

Day Three:  Friday November 8, 2019
0700 - 0800                 Breakfast

0800 - 0830                 Ethical Concerns

                                      Richard Weinberg MD

0830 - 0900                 Mechanical and Medical Emergencies: Troubleshooting on ECLS

                                      Peter Arlia CCP, LP

0900 - 0935                 ECLS Outcomes

                                      Jane Guttendorf DNP

0935 – 0945                BREAK            

0945 - 1030                 Hybrid ECLS

                                      Penny Sappington MD

1030 - 1100                 Financial Impact of ECLS

                                      Robert Dyga CCP Emeritus

1100 - 1200                 LUNCH

 

High Fidelity Simulation Sessions – Visit each of the 4 stations for 60 min each. 

1200 - 1300                 Station 1: 

                                      Case Simulation 1 – Oxygenator Failure/Changeout

                                   Danielle Freeman CCP, Ryan Dzadony CCP

1300 - 1400                 Station 2: 

                                      Case Simulation 2 – Air Entrainment /Circuit Changeout 

                                      Melissa Grayson CCP, Wendy James CCP

1400 - 1415                BREAK

1415 - 1515                Station 3:  

                                     Case Simulation 3 – Hybrid ECLS

                                  Penny Sappington MD, Brandon D’Aloiso CCP, Michael Anselmi CCP

1515– 1615                 Station 4: Mechanical Circulatory Support - Durable VADS

                                   Oriana Hunter MD, PhD

1615                             ADJOURNMENT DAY THREE

1700 – 1900                Vendor Reception

 

Day Four: Saturday November 9, 2019

0700 - 0800                 Breakfast

0800 - 0830                 Rehabilitation on ECLS

                                      Melissa Grayson CCP

0830 – 0900                Case Report

                                      Wendy James CCP

0900– 0930                 ECLS Program Structure and QI

                                      Melissa Grayson CCP

0930 – 1000                Case Report

                                      Daniel Rowan, MD

High Fidelity Simulation Sessions – Visit each of the 3 stations for 45 min each. 

1000 - 1045                 Station 1: Pump Failure

                                   Ryan Dzadony CCP, Wendy James CCP

1045 - 1130                 Station 2: ECLS Transport

                                   Melissa Grayson CCP, Danielle Freeman CCP

1130 - 1230                 LUNCH

1230 - 1315                 Station 3: VA ECLS Scenario

                                      Penny Sappington MD, Brandon D’Aloiso CCP

1315 - 1400                 Station 4: TandemLife Demonstration

                                      Michael Anselmi, CCP

1400                            COURSE ADJOURNMENT, Q&A

Cambria Suites Downtown
1320 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

 

 

Course Medical Director:

Penny L. Sappington, MD

Associate Professor, Critical Care Medicine

Medical Director, Procirca ECMO Division

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Course Co-Director(s):

Michael P. Anselmi, CCP, LP

ECMO Director, UPMC Procirca

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Brandon D. D’Aloiso, BSE, CCP, LP

Perfusionist, UPMC Procirca

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Stephen Winowich

President, UPMC Procirca

 

Faculty:

Pete Arlia MBA, CCP, LP

Director, Perfusion Services

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Megan Bayley RN, BSN

Sr. Professional Staff Nurse, CTICU

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Robert Dyga RN, CCP

Vice President, Perfusion Operations

UPMC Procirca

 

Ryan Dzadony M.Ed., CCP, LP

Director, UPMC School of Perfusion

UPMC Procirca Perfusion Services

 

Danielle Freeman CCP, LP

Perfusionist

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Melissa Grayson BS, CCP, LP

ECMO Coordinator

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Jane Guttendorf DNP, CRNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN

Assistant Professor, Pitt NP Program

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner SICU and CTICU

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Oriana Hunter MD, PhD

Engineer, Procirca

UPMC Artificial Heart Program

 

Wendy James BS, CCP, LP

Perfusionist

UPMC Procirca

David A. Palmer Ed.D. CCP, LP

Director, Perfusion, ECMO, CVOR, Cardiac Cath Lab

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

 

Jennifer Rabuck RN, BSN

Clinician, CTICU

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Ryan Rivosecchi Pharm.D., BCCCP

Unit Based Clinical Pharmacist

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Brian Rosborough MD, PhD

Fellow PACCM

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Daniel Rowan, MD

Fellow PACCM

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

Pablo Sanchez MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant and ECMO

UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Christopher Sciortino MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure Center

UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

 

Richard Weinberg MD

UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute

UPMC Presbyterian Hospital

 

 

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.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals

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.

Available Credit

  • 24.50 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.
  • 24.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/06/2019
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
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