ECMO: Is It Just a Four Letter Word? (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)

ECMO: Is It Just a Four Letter Word? (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) | November 8, 2023

Price: $27 9:00 am - 10:30 am CDT

ECMO: Is It Just a Four Letter Word? (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)

Faculty: Program director Joseph Basha, CCP , Devinder Bhatia, MD , Vickie L. Carlyle, RN-BSN, CCRN, E-AEC , Thomas DiSalvio, BSN, CCP, LP

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The insightful webinar "ECMO: Is It Just a Four Letter Word? (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)" presents a rare opportunity for perfusionists and medical professionals to explore the multifaceted aspects of ECMO. With a panel comprising experienced perfusionists Joseph Basha CCP and Thomas DiSalvio, cardiac surgeon Devinder Bhatia, ECMO specialist nurse Vicky Carlyle, and the unique addition of ECMO survivors Elisa Brown and Denise Bazadula, this session offers an unparalleled depth of knowledge and perspective.

Joseph Basha CCP, a renowned Clinical Perfusionist, initiates the webinar with a captivating introduction to ECMO. His segment goes beyond the basics, delving into the historical evolution of ECMO technology, its pivotal moments, and the significant breakthroughs that have shaped its current use in medical practice. Basha's rich experience in clinical settings brings forth real-world scenarios and case studies, making his presentation not only educational but also deeply relatable for practicing perfusionists.

Thomas DiSalvio, another esteemed Clinical Perfusionist, further expands the discussion by focusing on the operational aspects of ECMO. His expertise in managing ECMO systems provides invaluable insights into the challenges and solutions associated with this life-support technology. DiSalvio's approach is practical and solution-oriented, addressing common issues faced in the field and introducing innovative techniques and strategies for effective ECMO management.

Cardiac surgeon Devinder Bhatia brings a unique surgical perspective to the webinar. His segment covers the critical role of ECMO in cardiac surgeries, discussing the nuances of integrating ECMO support during complex procedures. Bhatia’s detailed explanations of surgical techniques and the collaboration required between surgeons and perfusionists offer a comprehensive view of the procedural aspects of ECMO.

Vicky Carlyle, an ECMO specialist nurse, contributes a vital nursing perspective to the discussion. Her focus on patient care and management during ECMO therapy highlights the nursing challenges and the critical role nurses play in the ECMO team. Carlyle’s insights into patient monitoring, post-operative care, and the holistic management of ECMO patients are essential for understanding the complete spectrum of ECMO care.

Adding an emotional and human element to the webinar, ECMO survivors Elisa Brown and Denise Bazadula share their personal experiences. Their stories of survival, recovery, and the life-altering impact of ECMO provide a powerful testament to the importance of this technology. Their narratives not only inspire but also give a face to the countless lives saved and improved through ECMO.

This webinar is meticulously designed to cater to a wide range of professionals within the field of perfusion and critical care. Its comprehensive coverage ensures that viewers, from novice perfusionists to seasoned experts, gain valuable knowledge and practical insights. The diverse expertise of the panel members, combined with the compelling stories of ECMO survivors, makes this webinar a unique and impactful learning experience.

Moreover, this webinar serves as an excellent resource for perfusionists seeking Continuing Education Units (CEUs). It aligns with the latest standards and advancements in ECMO technology and patient care, ensuring that professionals stay current in their practice.

In conclusion, "ECMO: Is It Just a Four Letter Word? (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation)" stands out as an essential educational resource for anyone involved in ECMO care. It offers a holistic view of ECMO, combining technical knowledge with real-life applications and personal stories. The experiences and insights shared by Joseph Basha, Thomas DiSalvio, Devinder Bhatia, Vicky Carlyle, Elisa Brown, and Denise Bazadula make this webinar not only informative but also deeply inspiring.


A review of ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) usage and outcome before, during and post COVID.

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November 8, 2023
Time CDT:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:
Category 3 CEU
Event Tags:
#perfusion #ECMO #Perfusionist


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