PerfWeb 23 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ECMO economics, therapy and cost control / quality
PerfWeb 23 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ECMO economics, therapy and cost control / quality

PerfWeb 23 Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation ECMO economics, therapy and cost control / quality

  • Faculty: Matt Warhoover, CCP
  • Date: August 10th, 2019 12:00 am
  • CEU’s: 1.48 CEUs
  • Price: $22.2
  • Category 1 SDCE CEU
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Course description

Matt Warhoover, CCP of Vanderbilt University lectures and discusses economics of ECMO therapy and cost control/quality improvement strategies.

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) stands as a vital life-support therapy that has gained significant attention in recent years. With the increasing need for ECMO therapy, it has become imperative to understand its economic implications, therapeutic benefits, and the quality measures needed for cost control. This webinar offers a comprehensive analysis of these critical dimensions, making it an invaluable resource for perfusionists and healthcare professionals interested in ECMO. 


ECMO therapy has long been a subject of discussion for its potential to save lives, particularly in cases involving acute respiratory or cardiac failure. However, the economics of ECMO has only recently come into focus due to reimbursement changes and the rising cost of healthcare. This webinar delves deep into the financial aspects, therapeutic uses, and quality measures that are essential for making ECMO more accessible and efficient.

Key Objectives

- Understanding the historical volumes and cases of ECMO nationally and internationally.
- Discussing recent reimbursement changes and their impact on healthcare systems.
- Providing insights into ECMO growth trends and future prospects.
- Outlining the quality measures necessary for cost-effective ECMO therapy.

Who Should Watch?

This webinar is ideal for perfusionists, healthcare administrators, policy-makers, and clinicians who wish to gain a nuanced understanding of ECMO's economic, therapeutic, and quality aspects.

Unpacking ECMO Economics

For years, ECMO's therapeutic benefits were the focal point of discussion, with little attention paid to its economics. The webinar sheds light on how recent reimbursement changes have pushed the economics of ECMO to the forefront. It provides a detailed analysis of the varying costs associated with ECMO therapy, helping healthcare providers make informed decisions.

Therapeutic Aspects

ECMO is more than just a life-saving technology; it is an intricate therapy requiring skilled professionals for its implementation. The webinar offers an in-depth look at the therapeutic aspects of ECMO, including case studies and best practices. It explores the complexities of patient selection, technique, and the possible complications that may arise during the therapy.

Quality Measures for Cost Control

Ensuring quality while controlling costs is a balancing act that healthcare providers must master. This webinar outlines the quality measures essential for cost-effective ECMO therapy. From equipment selection to staff training and patient management, the webinar covers all facets of quality measures that can lead to cost control.

Future Prospects

The webinar concludes by discussing the growth trends in ECMO therapy and what the future holds. It examines the technological advancements that could potentially make ECMO more efficient and affordable. Moreover, it talks about how healthcare systems can prepare for the increasing demand for ECMO therapy.


With a blend of expert insights, statistical data, and practical guidelines, this webinar serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in the economics, therapy, and quality measures of ECMO. Whether you are a seasoned perfusionist or a healthcare administrator looking to optimize your institution's ECMO services, this webinar offers a wealth of knowledge that can enhance your understanding and practical application of ECMO therapy.

In a time when healthcare systems are continually adapting to meet the increasing demands and challenges, understanding the economics and quality measures of life-saving therapies like ECMO is not just beneficial—it's crucial. Don't miss the chance to elevate your knowledge and skills by watching this enlightening webinar.

Join us in our mission to bring the best educational resources to perfusionists across the USA and Canada. This webinar is a part of our extensive video library, aimed at providing top-notch, free education for perfusionists to meet their CEU requirements.

Feel free to share this invaluable resource with your peers and help us spread the word about this essential topic in healthcare today.

Meet Your Instructor

Matt Warhoover, CCP

Matt Warhoover, CCP

Matt Warhoover graduated Vanderbilt University with a Masters in Health Care Management. He also earned a masters in Perfusion Science from Milwaukee School of Engineering

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