DateTue, Jan 28, 2020, 02:00 PM – Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 03:00 PM
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is a treatment that uses a synthetic heart and/or lung to support the body when a patient’s own organs are no longer functioning at capacity. Typically used for critically ill adult or pediatric patients, ECMO has the ability to support the body for a long period of time to allow the patient’s heart and lungs to recover. However, it’s survival rate is 30-60%. ECMO is growing in popularity because of its technological advancements, which makes it easier to administer and more effective as a temporary life support treatment. Attend this webinar to learn more about ECMO, how to design a sustainable ECMO program, key considerations (including payment reimbursement) and where to access resources.
With speakers Elizabeth A. Moore, BSN, RN, MBA, associate director of the Heart and Vascular Center at the University of Iowa Healthcare and Bishoy Zakhary, MD, assistant professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and chair of education for the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.