ECMO Training Program


  • Center City Campus
  • College of Health Professions

Institute of Emerging of Health Professions

Degree Earned

CE Credits

Program Length

2-day Course

Program Type

  • 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.

Target Audience

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 offering dates to choose from

  • Date Session 1: March 10-11, 2022
  • Date Session 2: March 12-13, 2022

Price: $2,000

Program Details

Schedule:  Day 1 & 2: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


  • ECMO Physiology
  • Pulmonary ECMO
  • Cardiac ECMO
  • Cannulation
  • Patient and Circuit Management
  • Simulation Sessions 1-6

Travel Accommodations

Dorrance Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, 4th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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