ECMO Training Program
- Center City Campus
- College of Health Professions
Institute of Emerging of Health Professions
- On Campus
ECMO stands for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Extracorporeal is defined as "outside of the body," and a membrane oxygenator is a piece of equipment that acts as a lung to deliver oxygen into the patient's blood. ECMO is a modified heart-lung machine that does the work of the heart and lungs, allowing the organs to rest.
This training is for those interested in managing patients requiring ECMO therapy in the acute care setting. Two days (16 hours) of training by Extracorporeal Life Support Organization’s (ELSO) instructors will feature didactic (4 hours) and hands-on clinical modules (12 hours), based upon the ELSO Standards and Guidelines. Training participants will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for managing the adult populations requiring Veno-Veno (V-V) and Veno-Arterial (V-A) ECMO.
We have adapted our curriculum to match the newly published ELSO Curriculum and the didactic & simulation lab requirements for the ELSO Adult ECMO Practitioner Certification (E-AEC).
Perfusionists, Nurses (and Nurse Practitioners) with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience, Respiratory Therapists (RRT) with exposure to patients on ECMO, Critical Care Physicians, Physician Assistants and Fellows.
Two-Day ECMO Specialist Training
This two-day training program is designed as an ECMO Specialist Training course. Participants have the opportunity for "hands-on" experience.
Next training date:
- Dates for the next course will be posted soon.
Schedule: Day 1 & 2: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- ECMO Physiology
- Pulmonary ECMO
- Cardiac ECMO
- Patient and Circuit Management
- Simulation Sessions 1-6
Dorrance Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Cambria Hotel
219 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Double Tree Hotel
237 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-893-1600 or 1-800-222-8733
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
261 S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-735-7900 or 1-844-378-8790
- Loews Hotel
1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- The Notary Hotel
21 N Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Reservations: 215-496-3200 or 1-888-887-8130