Abbott held a comprehensive 1-day extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy program in August of 2021. The following videos are recordings of the program sessions and are intended for heart failure clinicians and/or administrators—including nurse practitioners, ECMO coordinators, nurses, perfusionists and other providers interested in ECMO education.
This state-of-the-art program is designed to enhance participants’ knowledge on all aspects of ECMO, providing educational content for those new to acute circulatory support while also challenging experienced clinicians.
Aditya Bansal, MD, discusses how early decisions in the initiation of ECMO support can have significant impact on patient outcomes.
Faraz Masood, MD, highlights his center’s experience and outcomes with the CentriMag Acute Circulatory Support System.
Gary Schwartz, MD, discusses various strategies and considerations on communication between ECMO programs within a healthcare system.
Gary Schwartz, MD, explores the benefits of a collaborative approach to extra-corporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), highlighting improved outcomes through delivery standardization.
Melissa Barnes, BSN, RN, presents how to identify a core team, navigate staffing models and promote program integrity when developing a viable ECMO program.
Lucian Durham III, MD, PhD, provides an overview of the hub and spoke model, along with the various roles and expectations between ECMO hub and spoke clinicians.
Joyce Wald, DO, FACC, discusses current practices for ECMO initiation in a cath lab setting.
Faraz Masood, MD, explores how the identification of appropriate patients for advanced heart failure therapies such as acute circulatory support is critical in ensuring positive outcomes.
Christian Bermudez, MD, presents how ECMO is a vital option for critically ill patients, acting as a bridge to more advanced treatments, such as heart and/or lung transplantation.
Amy Hackmann, MD, FACS, explores how to prepare patients for life after ECMO—beginning from the weaning process and continuing with enhanced hospital recovery practices.