• Fact Sheet
  • May 30, 2019

Introduction to ECMO Neonate PLS Course Detail

This course provides the general information necessary for the ICU bedside clinician to effectively care for the patient on ECMO. General ECMO information is discussed, as well as key assessment, management and safety aspects pertinent to the bedside clinician’s role.

  1. Outline the indications and contraindications for ECMO in the neonatal and pediatric patient.
  2. Distinguish the cardiac versus respiratory indications for ECMO.
  3. Differentiate veno-arterial (VA) and veno-venous (VV) ECMO delivery.
  4. Explain the goals of coagulation during ECMO and the indications for monitoring associated lab values.
  5. Describe patient safety and nursing considerations for the ECMO patient including general care guidelines for the anticoagulated patient, maintenance of ventilation, skin integrity and emergency situations.
  6. Explain the procedure for weaning the patient from the ECMO circuit and recognize the need for increasing support.

Key Features
  1. Application-based case scenario throughout course 
  2. Engaging images and learner interactions
Quick Facts
  1. Newly developed course released February 1, 2017.
  2. Approved for 0.6 CNE contact hours.
  3. Approved for 1.0 CRCE contact hours.
  4. Length of course is 40 minutes.
  5. Appropriate for clinicians working in the PICU, NICU, and CVICU.
  6. Part of our PICU Advanced and NICU Advanced libraries.

Children's Hospital Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

NOTE: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems. If you are interested, please check with your organization’s learning staff or contact Patty Kohn to learn more.