ECLS Team Symposium: Advancing ECLS in Our Region and Beyond

Advancing ECMO in Our Region and Beyond

October 26-27, 2018  •  Omaha, NE

This hands-on symposium is intended to engage teams through multidisciplinary learning. Physicians (surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists, intensivists, nephrologists, pulmonologists), respiratory therapists, perfusionists, nurses, pharmacists, advanced care providers, case managers, hospital administrators, and students will be introduced to the latest techniques and technologies in ECLS support. Engaging didactic sessions combined with hands-on workshops will allow attendees to identify appropriate candidates for initiation of ECLS or referral to an ECLS center, handle simulated cases of acute respiratory and cardiac failure, manage circuit events, and safely transfer patients on support when appropriate.

Whether you’re a center with a flourishing ECLS program, or just getting started, come and join us. This multidisciplinary event is the first of its kind in the region to focus on this growing life support technology and the team dynamics for success. Register early as space is limited!

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Target Audience

Symposium Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be better able to:

  1. Identify the appropriate candidate, with the assistance of the multidisciplinary team, for the proper deployment of ECLS
  2. Identify correct use of the ECLS circuit and cannulation techniques to ensure adequate systemic organ perfusion
  3. Demonstrate how to prevent and manage ECLS complications, ethical dilemmas and other special circumstances
  4. Employ strategies to successfully wean patients from ECLS
  5. Discuss how and when to safely transport a patient on ECLS to a higher level of care in a timely manner while improving patient outcomes

Continuing Education Credit

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is provided for 10.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.

This activity has been approved for a total of 12.20 Category I CEUs by the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP).