Thomas Jefferson University

ECMO Training Program


ECMO stands for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Extracorporeal is defined as "outside of the body" and a membrane oxygenator is a piece of equipment which 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. Three days of training by Extracorporeal Life Support Organization’s (ELSO) Instructors will feature didactic and hands-on clinical modules 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 with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) experience, Respiratory Therapists (RRT) with exposure to patients on ECMO, Critical Care Physicians and Fellows.


3-Day ECMO Specialist Training

This 3-day training program is designed as an ECMO Specialist Training course. Participants have the opportunity for "hands-on" experience.   

Date: TBD

Price: $2,595

Employee discount available upon request. For more information email

Program Details

Friday - Sunday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  (Optional Happy Hour on Saturday starting at 5:30)

History of ECMO: Past, Present and Future Weaning and Decannulation from ECMO
ECMO Physiology Ethics
Cardiac ECMO Case Study
Pulmonary ECMO ECMO Economics and Program Development
Introduction to Simulation Mega Simulation Session
Circuit Checks Pt and Circuit Management
Indication/Pt Selection Anticoagulation

Travel Accommodations


Dorrance Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, Suite 306
Philadelphia, PA 19107

View Center City Campus Map here.


Valet parking for access to the following Jefferson buildings is available:

Gibbon Building, 11th Street entrance of the Gibbon Building, between Chestnut & Sansom Streets

Main Building & Thompson Building, 10th & Sansom Streets entrance to the Emergency
and Trauma Center

925 Chestnut Street, 10th & Ludlow Streets entrance

Self Parking:
If you do not wish to use Jefferson Valet Parking Service, there are a number of parking lots and garages in the area. Patients may be dropped off at either the 11th or 10th Street entrance of the Gibbon Building.

Suggested Parking Locations:

Jefferson Neurosciences Garage (Self Park)
9th Street between Walnut & Locust Streets
Open: 7 days, 24 hours

Hamilton Parking Garage (Self Park)
11th Street between Walnut & Locust Streets
Open: 7 days, 24 hours

10th & Walnut Streets Garage (Valet Park)
Entrance on 10th & Sansom Streets
Open: 7 days, 24 hours

10th & Chestnut Streets Garage (Self and Valet Park)
10th & Chestnut Streets
Open: 7 days, 24 hours

12th & Sansom Garage (Valet Park)
12th & Sansom Streets
Open: 7 days, 24 hours

Philadelphia Parking Authority Garage (Self Park)
10th & Ludlow Streets
Open: 7 days, 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM

Walnut Towers Garage (Self Park)
9th Street between Walnut & Locust Streets
Open: Monday-Friday 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Saturday 6:00 AM to 2:00 AM.

Parkway Garage (Self Park)
12th & Walnut Streets
Open: 7 days, 24 hours


The University has preferred hotels, with special Jefferson rates:

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Christopher Beaty, MSN, RN, CCRN