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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15436, for the specified number of contact hours.

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Advanced Pharmacology is an ever-changing field. Standard safety precautions must be followed, but as new research and clinical experience broaden our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy may become necessary or appropriate. Readers are advised to check the most current product information provided by the manufacturer of each drug to be administered to verify the recommended dose, the method and duration of administration and contraindications. It is the responsibility of the licensed prescriber, relying on expertise and knowledge of the patient, to determine dosages and the best treatment for each individual patient. Neither Barkley & Associates nor any contributing authors assume any responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.

ECMO in the Critically Ill Adult:
Staying on Top of What, When, How, and Why


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO) is a rescue strategy to support patients in severe acute respiratory or cardiac failure who don’t respond to traditional methods of treatment. Indications for ECMO continue to expand for both respiratory and cardiac failure.

This session will present an overview of ECMO support (WHAT) and indications for ECMO, helping to define appropriate patients for selection and triage for early ECMO cannulation (WHEN). We will review how ECMO works in both cardiac and respiratory failure, including cannulation strategies for each etiology of failure (HOW). Some technical aspects of ECMO support are necessarily included to serve as a basis for assessing adequacy of support, management of routine care, and identification of and response to emergencies (WHY). Presentation of several patient case scenarios will prompt application of the information, focusing on both identification and management of common and emergency situations (e.g., cannulation issues, oxygenation problems, hemodynamics, weaning, and urgent responses).