ECMO Boot Camp

Chicago, IL US
June 26, 2018
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a multidisciplinary, critical clinical option that is not often used and whose need is unpredictable. As a result, our multidisciplinary ECMO team is receiving inconsistent bedside exposure to management of ECMO patients. Unfamiliarity with protocols and clinical and emergency management can affect patient care.
The goal of this activity is to enhance collaborative, technical, behavioral, and cognitive skills required for ECMO management by providing participants with defined evidence-based practices that will improve patient outcomes.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, perfusionists, and other healthcare professionals interested in employing ECMO is their practices.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Select patients for which ECMO would be an appropriate procedure using an evidence-based approach;
  • Identify how to apply the fundamentals of ECMO management across all patient populations;
  • Modify ECMO treatment plans based on patients’ individual clinical parameters;
  • Perform appropriately in medical and mechanical challenges ad emergency situations pertaining to ECMO patients;
  • Identify the function of each component of equipment used during ECMO;
  • Describe common clinical and mechanical challenges and emergencies during ECMO management.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Rebecca Rose
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 7.00 Participation
Event starts: 
06/26/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
06/26/2018 - 4:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 



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Chicago, IL 60637
United States
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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.

Tae Song, MD
Medical Director, Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
University of Chicago Medicine

Rebecca Rose, BA, RRT-NPS
ECMO Manager
University of Chicago Medicine

Abigail Alund, BS, RRT-NPS
ECMO Specialist, Respiratory Therapist
University of Chicago Medicine

Tina Boersma, MSN, RNC-NIC
ECMO Specialist, Pediatric Nurse
University of Chicago Medicine

Pamela Perona, MSN, MBA, RN
ECMO Specialist, Pediatric Nurse
University of Chicago Medicine

Ryan Piech, MS, CCP
Chief of Perfusion
University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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