Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
CME/CE Credit Offered:
• AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
• American Nurses Credentialing Center
• American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion
• American Association for Respiratory Care
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Our PurposeECMO use is rapidly expanding. A gap exists between centers that are developing ECMO programs, and centers that have experienced the benefits of having well-developed ECMO programs in place. Our purpose is to provide healthcare professionals with a systematic approach to caring for critically ill patients that will ultimately improve the care of their patients.
Up to 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™
Format: Internet-based Video
Single User: $999
Statement of Purpose
ECMO use is rapidly expanding. A gap exists between centers that are developing ECMO programs, and centers that have experienced the benefits of having well-developed ECMO programs in place.
This course will allow for the development of core concepts which will then be developed, expanded, and incorporated into a systematic approach to patients on ECMO. Ultimately, this will improve understanding and allow for better patient care.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the parameters for oxygen delivery.
2. Compare the effect of manipulation of various components of oxygen delivery.
3. Recognize shock and describe the limitations of clinical and laboratory findings.
4. Understand the limits of critical care interventions to optimize oxygen delivery and recognize the toxicity of these interventions.
5. Name the specific components and their function.
6. Identify ways to monitor the ECMO circuit: pressures, alarms, sensors.
7. Apply a systematic approach to selecting patients for ECMO.
8. Compare the various configurations used for ECMO cannulation, and identify the reasons for different strategies.
9. Describe characteristics which limit blood flow to the ECMO circuit.
10. Appraise the limits of the ECMO membrane.
11. Assess the reasons for hypoxia on VV ECMO and apply a method for diagnosing and treating.
12. Identify patient characteristics that are ideal for VA ECMO.
13. Understand the physiology of retrograde flow and its consequences related to VA ECMO.
14. Apply physiological concepts to develop an approach toward titration of flow.
15. Develop a method for managing the ventilator for patients on ECMO that spares the toxicity of conventional therapy.
16. Describe pharmacokinetic principles common to patients on ECMO and apply to how drugs are administered.
17. Understand the principles related to coagulation and apply these to how anticoagulation is employed in a patient on ECMO.
This activity is designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, respiratory therapists, perfusionists.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Antidote Education Company and the Institute for Extracorporeal Life Support. Antidote is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Antidote designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been approved for a maximum of 10.00 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education. (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063
Course # 183785000
The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion (ABCP) has approved The ECMO Course for a total of 12.0 Category I CEUs.
Physiology (5 sessions)
ECMO Fundamentals (4 sessions)
ECMO Physiology (6 sessions)
ECMO Management (5 sessions)
Jeffrey DellaVolpe, MD - Director, Methodist ECMO Program; Medical Director, Cardiovascular ICU, Methodist Hospital; Director, ICU Service Line, Texas IPS, San Antonio, TX.
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
Critical Care Medicine- University Pittsburgh, PA, 2015
Tulane Internal Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Undergraduate – Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Medical School – Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Areas of Expertise
Method of Participation
Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
View the videos in their entirety.
Complete the post lesson quiz. A score of 100% is needed to proceed to the next lesson.
Antidote is committed to creating, developing, and operating high-quality, relevant, and practical continuing medical education activities that are in compliance with the ACCME's policies on commercial support and disclosure. Specifically, we are dedicated to ensuring that our events are planned and implemented free of the control of commercial interests and to identifying and resolving conflicts of interest of all persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity before the educational activity is delivered to our attendees. In addition, it is our standard practice to disclose all relevant financial relationships of our speakers in writing to our attendees before the beginning of an educational activity.
Individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity reported the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.
The following individuals have indicated no conflicts of interest to disclosure: • Jeffrey DellaVolpe, MD (presenter)
• Craig Ainsworth, MD (reviewer)
• Matthew Fleming (Antidote Education Company)
The material presented in this course is being made available by Antidote Education Company the Institute for Extracorporeal Life Support for educational purposes only. This material is not intended to represent the best or only methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty which may be helpful to others who face similar situations. Opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and not of Antidote.
Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the data presented at this course. Physicians may care to check specific details such as drug doses and contraindications in standard sources prior to clinical application.
Off-label or Investigational Use
Use of extracorporeal life support for greater than 6 hours is considered off label.