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The technologic and management aspects of extracorporeal life support (ECLS), including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), have advanced more in the past five years than any other aspect of critical care medicine. ECLS devices are smaller, simpler, and safer than just a few years ago. The application of this technology has led to these critically ill patients being maintained awake and, in some circumstances, even ambulatory. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of ECLS and ECMO, discuss the current state of the field, and explore the potential future applications of this life-saving technology.
Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.
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Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.
Review indications and contraindications for extracorporeal life support and their recent changes
Discuss the role of ECMO in the management of refractory respiratory and/or cardiac failure
Explore potential future implications for this life-saving technology
Ira M Cheifetz MD, FAARC, FCCM
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