ECMO Roundtable: What Has Changed Since COVID

Author(s): Sara Grieshop, Bradford Anderson, Rachel Sterling

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Certification, ECMO

Population: Adult

Role: Educator, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

High-level discussion about best practices at various hospitals throughout the United States, AACN’s microcredential and why we are seeing use of more specialists at the bedside. Panelists share how their hospitals are utilizing ECMO and what they have changed as use increases. Come to share your own best practices and changes implemented for a robust conversation surrounding this critical therapy.


  • Identify three benefits of utilizing nursing specialists versus perfusionists.
  • Explain why taking the microcredential would be beneficial to your role as an ECMO nurse/specialist.
  • Describe two ways to decrease length of cannulation through early implementation.

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 1.00 contact hours.

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