Virtual ECMO Course (RP2102C)

February 11, 2021 to February 12, 2021

During this course, ECMO experts will discuss the  indications and contraindications for ECMO, patient and ECMO circuit physiology, cannulation techniques, anticoagulation, and other aspects of ECMO patient care and management. This course features brief didactic lectures followed by interactive Q & A sessions with ECMO experts.  Also, the course will include video segments designed to provide technical instruction for troubleshooting common complications of ECMO treatment. 

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals new to ECMO to be able to identify and apply the appropriate patient inclusion and exclusion criteria for the use of Extracorporeal Life Support (ECMO).

Learning Objectives

  • Assess ECMO candidacy and patient selection implications.
  • Integrate patient physiology considerations to determine the appropriate ECMO circuit configurations.
  • Identify complications in the daily management of patients on ECMO.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.50 AMA
  • 10.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/11/2021 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
02/12/2021 - 12:00pm

Virtual ECMO Course:  February 11-12, 2021


All sessions noted in RED are video segments to covering more technical aspects of ECMO treatment.

Breakouts only on Friday February 12th from 8:00-9:15 am (adult and pediatric track)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

8:00-8:15       Welcome and Introduction to ECMO

8:20-9:15       Physiology of ECMO

9:20-10:15     Types of ECMO: VV and VA

10:15-10:30   Break

10:30-11: 15  Cannulation

11:30 – 11:45  VIDEO-SIM 1

11:45 – 12:30  LUNCH

12:30 – 1:45   Picking the Right Circuit

1:50 – 2:20     Patient Selection

2:20 – 2:35     VIDEO-SIM 2

2:35 – 2:50      Break

2:50 – 3:40     Patient Management

3:40 -- 4:00     VIDEO-SIM 3

Friday, February 12, 2021

Adult Track:                                                                                                               Pediatric Track:

8:00-8:45      Cardiac ECMO and E-CPR                                                                Cardiac ECMO

8:50-9:15      ARDS in adults                                                                                   CDH

9:20-9:40      Adult Outcomes                                                                                Pediatric Outcomes

9:40-10:00      Break   

10:00-10:45    Anticoagulation

10:50-11:30   COVID and ECMO

11:35-12:00   Weaning off ECMO

12:00-12:15   Course Wrap Up



Online CME Activity
Dallas, TX
United States

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 10.50 AMA
  • 10.50 Attendance


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