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ECMO Specialist Training Course

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers

Ann Arbor , MI

The course is designed as an ECMO Specialist Training Course and is taught in a classroom-style setting. Participants have the opportunity for "hands-on" experience with circuit priming and wet drills. The course covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to ECLS
  • Physiology of ECLS
  • Cannulation procedures
  • Nursing Care of the ECLS
  • Introduction to ECLS circuits
  • SVO2: Oxygen supply/demand
  • VA bypass physiology and management
  • VA bypass scenarios
  • Priming/Initiation of bypass
  • Priming Circuits (hands on)
  • VV physiology and management
  • VV case scenarios
  • Anticoagulation
  • Medical management of the Neonatal ECLS Patient
  • Medical management of the Pediatric ECLS Patient
  • Management of Pediatric Cardiac ECLS
  • Medical management of the Adult ECLS Patient
  • Hemofiltration
  • Blood Products required for ECMO
  • Wet drills

Course space is usually limited to maximize the hands on experience and address questions and issues.

Continental breakfast and lunch are offered each day of the course. Dinner, lodging, and parking are not included. For maps & Directions, please see visit For information on lodging and other area events, please visit the Ann Arbor Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website at

If you are interested in the ECMO course, please contact us at We will place your name on a notification list for when we our planning our next course.

ECMO Specialist Training Course

Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)


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