CME (Continuing Medical Education)
This course is designed for ECMO specialists, respiratory therapists, nurses, perfusionists and physicians specializing in critical care, pulmonary, emergency medicine, cardiothoracic specialties.
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is increasingly being used for refractory cardiopulmonary failure and its use in the adult population is gaining attention in clinical practice. The paucity of randomized clinical trials and guidelines has led to significant practice variation when trying to address the challenge of minimizing risk and maximizing benefit. This course provides the necessary framework for management of a patient requiring ECLS through the use of practical case-based scenarios, high-fidelity hands-on simulations, and discussion of current hot topics.
As we enter our fifth year of offering the Current Concepts in ECLS course in Jacksonville, FL, we are excited to announce that the course will be offering a venue to present abstracts from all medical trainees. Abstracts with a main theme of temporary mechanical circulatory support will be the focus. These can be medically challenging cases, case series, or scientific studies. Abstracts will be reviewed by our course directors and decisions regarding acceptance will be made on a rolling basis. The submission deadline for abstracts is October 3, 2022.
Trainees with accepted abstracts will receive a discounted course fee ($800) that will also include the pre-course TEE workshop. All abstracts will require presentation at the Wednesday evening e-poster session (November 30) following the TEE pre-course workshop. At least one of the authors must register and attend the conference.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
-Identify the various form of ECMO support and their role in clinical practice
-Explain the appropriate cannulation strategy responsible for optimal success
-Describe anticoagulation, transfusion, and fluid management during ECMO
-Summarize strategies for pharmacotherapy during ECMO
-Recognize and describe the strategies such as echocardiography in hemodynamic assessment of ECMO patients
-Acknowledge and explore the ethical challenges of palliative support
General Admission - USD 2250.0
Mayo Clinic - Kinne Auditorium & Simulation Center
4500 San Pablo Road South
Mayo Clinic Continuing Medical Education