Nursing Management of a Patient With COVID-19 Receiving ECMO: A Case Report

Author(s): Nestor Neil A. Peig, MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, AGCNS-BC; Erica Djen, BSN, RN, CCRN; Marielle Garalza, BSN, RN, CCRN; Caroline Given, BSN, RN, CCRN; Jasmine Henderson, BSN, RN, CCRN; Tara O’Connor, BSN, RN, CCRN; Catherine Puno Serrano, BSN, RN; Adrianna Veatch, BSN, RN, CCRN; Michelle Rodriguez, BSN, RN, CCRN-CSC, NE-BC; Katrine Murray, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC Pamela S. Miller, PhD, RN, ACNP, CNS; Taline Marcarian, PhD, RN, CCRN-CSC

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 01, 2024

Topics: Cardiovascular, COVID-19

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Caring for a patient with coronavirus disease 2019 receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation posed unprecedented challenges that required deviations from standards of care in order to optimize infection control measures and staff safety while providing quality care. This case report may help inform, prepare and guide other critical care nurses who will be caring for similar patients during this pandemic.


  • Discuss nursing considerations when caring for a patient with COVID-19 receiving ECMO.
  • Identify the risks for complications that may present for a patient with COVID- 19 receiving ECMO.
  • Describe strategies for infection control and staff safety when caring for a patient with COVID-19 receiving ECMO.

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