February 8-10, 2021 - 3 Day Blended Comprehensive ECMO Training Course
Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ECMO Advantage
ECMO Advantage is excited to announce our new Education and Training Options!
Our new format will provide more flexibility for learners while still providing the most comprehensive ECMO Training options available.
The new ECMO Advantage comprehensive training process includes:
This new comprehensive educational process brings our traditional 5-Day in-person training to just 3 days in-person while enhancing the comprehension and retention for the learner.
The new format will be offered in multiple flexible options to include training at EC2 in Tennessee or training at your institution.
This course will be held at the ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) in Murfreesboro, TN, located just 30 miles south of Nashville, Tennessee.
PLEASE NOTE the ADDRESS for EC2 is 2610 Merchants Walk, Murfreesboro, TN 37128
This course is intended for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Perfusionists and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with severe respiratory or cardiac failure requiring ECMO support.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Myron Norman RRT, Simulation Coordinator - ECMO Advantage
Sarah Beth, RN, Education Coordinator - ECMO Advantage
Randy Bartilson RN, President/Owner - ECMO Advantage
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and ECMO Advantage. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 28.0 contact hours.
Respiratory Therapist Credits
“Approved by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for 28.0 continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.”
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty members have nothing to disclose.
Planners and Managers
The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Request for Credit
If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14282 – 3 Day Blended Learning – 28.0 credit hours. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.
We have negotiated a reduced hotel rate at Residence Inn Murfreesboro from $129/night and Hilton Garden Inn Murfreesboro from $129/night, both a 7-10 minute drive from the EC2 located at 2610 Merchant’s Walk, Murfreesboro TN 37128.
For questions or clarification, please contact Sarah Beth Clark RN, Education Coordinator, at SarahBeth@ECMOAdvantage.com
This new format is designed to provide all of the same comprehensive content we offered in our traditional 5-Day course but changes the format to allow for more flexibility in time to digest the content. In addition, we have revised the in-person sessions to a scenario-based learning experience that will enhance comprehension and recollection of what was learned from the self-paced pre-course content. We also then allow time POST COURSE for learners to continue to have access to the eLearning modules for 30 days so that the learner can go back and review the content AFTER the in-person training.
To give a little more detail of the scenario-based training, over the course of Day-1, we will walk the learner through a series of decision points related to VV ECMO and then VA ECMO. We will do this by telling the story of two different patients that enter the hospital and experience disease progression. At each primary decision point, the ECMO Advantage trainers will guide the learners through pertinent decisions or actions based on the information provided in the scenario. The learners will pull from what they learned in the pre-course content as well as information reinforced and presented by the trainers at each decision point in the scenario. "NORMAL" VV and VA ECMO scenarios (1 each) will be presented. Then we will reset the scenarios back to specific points to go down slightly different paths to discuss variants, complications, etc for both VV and VA. This 1 day of scenario training will also include some time for hand-on skills so that the learners are prepared to participate in simulations.
Then, the next 2 Days of simulation help the learners apply what they have learned through high fidelity simulation. Simulation allows the ECMO Specialists to gain some hands-on skills as well as critical thinking.
In this course, we offer blended learning experiences designed to reinforce the core knowledge and skillset needed to care for an ECMO patient.
Our course is formatted to provide the educational content suggested by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO). ELSO has published suggested “Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education of ECMO Specialists”. These guidelines provide a framework governing structure, content, evaluation and on-going training requirements essentially outlining standards that can be used by organizations training clinicians to function as ECMO Specialists. Adherence to and building upon these concepts ensure that a solid knowledge base is established. When partnered with hands-on and/or simulation training the learner develops a strong skill set to provide quality care to the patient receiving extracorporeal life support.
The course content will cover both VA and VV modalities and the hands-on wet labs and simulations will be conducted in our state-of-the-art Extracorporeal Education Center (EC2) located at 2610 Merchants Walk, Murfreesboro, TN 37128. Integration of collaborative ECMO Advantage philosophies set the cornerstone for your learning experience leading to improved safety, better outcomes and decreased complications.
The intent of this course is to promote patient safety by enriching knowledge, technical expertise, teamwork, and interpersonal communication required in today’s healthcare environment.
We have purposely limited registration to a small number of learners per event in order to provide the greatest opportunity for hands-on training as well as to provide a safe COVID-19 era learning experience.
Pre-course content, 3-Days in-person Training at EC2, Post-course Resource access for 30 days
What to expect:
Click here for an overview of participation in an EC2 training.
Click here to book at Residence Inn Murfreesboro from $129/night.
Click here to book at Hilton Garden Inn Murfreesboro from $129/night.
Lunch is provided, please inform Registration@ECMOAdvantage.com of any allergies.
Full refunds are available and will be issued in the same form of payment used to make the reservation. Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to Registration@ECMOAdvantage.com and will be accepted up to 30 days prior to the event. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, ECMO Advantage reserves the right to issue a full refund.
ECMO Advantage is not responsible for nonrefundable, nontransferable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased for this course by an attendee/registrant. If ECMO Advantage cancels this event, it is not responsible for any airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by attendees/registrants.
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