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ECMO Lab Day 1 Class

This lab is open to registered nurses who have completed the ECMO Basics Class.


Sharp Memorial Hospital

Auditorium Room A-B
7901 Frost St.
San Diego, CA 92123
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Saturday, Oct. 12, 8 am to 2:30 pm

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  • Registration closes Oct. 5

Presented by Sharp Memorial Hospital plus

This six-hour class is intended for nurses who initiate patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). It will cover principles of ECMO circuit, troubleshooting, cannula selection and patient care. All current ECMO nurses should attend.

At the conclusion of this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of the first four hours when initiating ECMO
  • Verbalize cannulation sites and when they would be used
  • Describe equipment needed for various cannulation techniques
  • Understand steps for priming a circuit
  • Describe initial parameter goals on startup of ECMO
  • Identify steps for preparing for sterile open sternotomy
  • Identify critical circuit emergencies and how to troubleshoot
  • Identify safety steps in transporting an ECMO patient
  • Learn from case studies

Cancellation Policy plus

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.

Parking Information plus

Parking is available in front of the hospital or in the parking structures located on Frost Street, on Health Center Drive or in front of Sharp Mary Birch. You will receive a validation sticker for free parking at the class. 

Sharp Metropolitan Medical Campus employees should park in their regular spot.

Presenter Information plus

  • Marcia Stahovich, RN, CCRN
  • Suzan Lerum, BSN
  • Roseanne Hoffman, BSN, CCP

Arrival plus

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start time of the class.

What to Bring plus

Please bring your lunch and other refreshments with you to class. Food and drinks will not be provided.

Course Recommendations plus

You must have completed the ECMO Basics Class before attending this lab.

CEUs plus

This course is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider No. 70) for 6.0 contact hours.

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