Classes and Events
Basics of ECMO Class
This two-hour course will provide basic education to Sharp Memorial hospital nurses and respiratory therapists caring for patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). You must have experience in the SICU or have critical care respiratory therapist skills in order to attend.
At the class, you will:
- Learn the principles of veno-arterial (VA) and veno-venous (VV) ECMO
- Be able to identify the differences between VA and VV ECMO
- Review ventilation management and extubation of respiratory ECMO patients
- Learn emergency troubleshooting at a hands-on lab station