ECMO Boot Camp

Chicago, IL US
January 9, 2017 to January 10, 2017
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
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Rebecca Rose
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 11.75 Participation
Event starts: 
01/09/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
01/10/2017 - 3:45pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Comer Children's Hospital
5721 S Maryland Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
United States
Allison Linden MD, MPH
Pediatric Surgery ECMO Fellow    
Department of Surgery    
University of Chicago Medicine
Rebecca Rose, RRT    
ECMO Manager        
University of Chicago Medicine
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.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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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