Mobilization of Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Before Lung Transplant

Author(s): Kelly Patrick, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, Anthony Adams, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Jul 28, 2023

Topics: Cardiovascular, Patient Safety, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

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NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is increasingly used to provide cardiopulmonary support to patients awaiting lung transplant. Although studies have shown that these patients benefit from early mobilization, the care team often has concerns about related complications, particularly for patients requiring femoral cannulation. Patients receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation before lung transplant, including those with femoral cannulation, can be mobilized safely with the use of an interprofessional ambulation protocol.

Objectives

  • Identify two benefits of mobilization of patients receiving ECMO prior to lung transplant
  • Describe three complications associated with mobilization of patients receiving ECMO
  • Outline two safety measures and assessments needed to mobilize patients receiving ECMO

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