AACN and The Institute for Extracorporeal Life Support Present - The ECMO Course

AACN and The Institute for Extracorporeal Life Support Present - The ECMO Course

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Online Course, 2023


Product Code: ECMO23IND

AACN and The Institute for Extracorporeal Life Support Present - The ECMO Course

Subscription Length: 12 Months

“AACN and The Institute for Extracorporeal Life Support Present - The ECMO Course” is an online course that provides comprehensive knowledge and understanding of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for clinicians who care for critically ill patients with severe heart and lung failure due to a variety of conditions, including trauma, infection, cardiac arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome, or cardiogenic shock.

Critical care nurses, advanced practice nurses, perfusionists and respiratory therapists who want to develop their understanding of the fundamental principles of ECMO support.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Achieve proficiency in the physiology of oxygen delivery, how it breaks down during critical illness, recognition of shock, and the way critical care interventions can facilitate this process.
  • Develop expertise in ECMO fundamentals, including components, circuit monitoring, patient selection and cannulation strategies.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the physiologic principles related to ECMO involving blood flow and membrane limitations, hypoxia in VV ECMO, the rationale of VA ECMO and the effects of retrograde flow in VA ECMO.
  • Attain an integrated comprehension of management principles for patients on ECMO that include mechanical ventilation, blood flow titration/weaning, pharmacokinetics and anticoagulation.

Access for Multiple Learners
For more information on purchasing for multiple learners, visit course pricing for organizations.

Successful Completion
Learners must complete the entire activity and the associated evaluation to be awarded contact hours. All nurse learners must read “Effects of Implicit Bias and its Impact on Patient Outcomes.” No partial credit to be awarded.

Registered Nurses:
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.

The provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 8 contact hours.

Respiratory Therapists and Perfusionists: Antidote Education Co. is jointly facilitating accreditation for this course. Visit www.ecmocourse.com for accreditation details.


The following relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by the AACN Nurse Planner; no other individuals have relevant financial relationships. Dr. DellaVolpe: Fresenius Advisor, Getinge Speakers Bureau, Exthera Medical Research Funding. Rachel Sterling and Bradford Anderson: Fresenius Speakers Bureau.

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

This item is nonrefundable.

CE Expiration Date: August 1, 2026.