ECMO Education for Nurses Outline

Perfusion Overview
  • Definition
  • What the machine actually does
  • Two Types of ECMO:
    • Veno-Arterial (VA)
    • Veno-Venous (VV
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • ECMO Circuit and Its Components
  • Types of Cannulation for VA and VV
Patient Selection
Management of the ECMO Patient
Responsibilities of the Perfusionist
Nursing Care for the ECMO Patient
Treatment Plans for the ECMO Patient
Withdrawal of ECMO Support
Emergencies and Complications during ECMO