ECMO Bootcamp

Author(s): Tracee M Kennon

Contact Hours 2.75

CERP A 2.75

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: ECMO

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $25.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a vastly evolving technology associated with a high rate of mortality. Highly skilled nurses are needed to troubleshoot and prevent ECMO emergencies. This session includes a brief overview of ECMO pathophysiology and design and a comprehensive exploration of best-practice guidelines for detection and prevention of ECMO complications. Through case studies, attendees identify changes in patients’ condition and utilize higher-level management strategies.


  • Explain the pathophysiology of ECMO and ECMO design as they relate to ECMO circuitry, pump settings and management.
  • Identify key principals to differentiate VV ECMO and VA ECMO in regard to patient selection criteria, management and weaning trials.
  • Analyze patient complications associated with ECMO and apply best-practice interventions.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 2.75 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.