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Extracorporeal Support for Respiratory and Cardiac Failure in Adults December 2022

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About this course

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is one of the fastest growing areas in critical care. Knowing how to identify candidates for ECMO is an extremely valuable skill for providers who care for patients with cardiac or pulmonary failure, as ECMO frequently isn’t considered until it’s too late.

In this course, you’ll receive leading-edge instruction on best practices for ECMO through interactive trainings and hands-on simulations. Internationally recognized experts in ECMO management will teach patient selection, ECMO circuit troubleshooting, complex management principles for ECMO patients, cannulation for venovenous ECMO, and more.

Return to your practice with a deeper understanding of ECMO, and prepare to serve your critical care patients with new levels of mastery.

What you'll learn

Skills to identify, initiate, manage, and liberate patients from ECMO for severe respiratory and cardiac failure

Cannulation for venovenous ECMO

How to recognize and manage right ventricular (RV) failure

Management strategies for complications like bleeding, infections, and neurologic problems

Approaches for handling ethical challenges presented with patients on ECMO

Who should attend

Critical Care Medicine, Anesthesia, Surgery, Pulmonary Medicine

Physicians, Respiratory Therapists, Nurses, Perfusionists


Course Format

High-fidelity simulation

Hands-on learning

Interactive Q&A

Case-based education

Small groups

Prerecorded lectures and videos

Skills assessments

Why trust CHEST?

Expect personalized instruction from nationally renowned experts with low learner-to-teacher ratios when you attend a CHEST course in person. Our internationally recognized education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education with commendation, placing us in the highest tier of continuing medical education providers. Courses are held at our Innovation, Simulation, and Training Center, a state-of-the-art facility proven for delivering hands-on, clinical education experiences.

Meet Your Instructors

CHEST faculty are nationally recognized experts in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine who are trusted, respected clinicians in the chest medicine community. Through immersive learning experiences, our instructors help practitioners deliver exceptional care to their patients.

Erik Osborn, MD

Chair, ECMO MCS Domain Task Force, CHEST

Cara Agerstrand, MD

ECMO Director

Columbia University, New York, NY

Craig Rackely, MD

ECMO Director

Duke University, Durham, NC

James Lantry, MD

Medical ECMO Director

Inova Health System, Falls Church, VA

Tom Preston, CCP, RRT


The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Kasia Hyrniewicz, MD

Heart Failure and ECMO Cardiologist

Minneapolis Heart Institute

Ben Bryner, MD

Cardiac Surgeon

Duke University Hospital

COVID-19 Safety Precautions COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during this course. Everyone attending and staffing the course must have completed the full course of an FDA-approved vaccination for COVID-19, including all boosters for which they are eligible, before the beginning of the course. In addition, you must take and receive a negative result to an FDA-approved or FDA emergency authorized COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the beginning of the course. Please bring documentation of the negative test result with you.

Interested in joining CHEST and saving on course fees? Select our Become a Member option, and you'll get to take advantage of the discounted member price for this course—plus, you'll receive a 1-year upgraded Enhanced membership for just the cost of Basic membership.

Basic membership pricing varies from $99-$299, depending on your professional status. A membership application fee may be assessed. Learn more about the benefits of CHEST membership.


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Your tuition fee includes attendance at all course sessions and electronic access to course materials. (Printed materials or flash drives will not be provided.) Lunch and refreshments during breaks will be provided. Breakfast is available at CHEST-affiliated hotels.

Cancellations for the course can be made at any time prior to the course start date. If you choose Become a Member when you register, only your course registration can be cancelled. No refunds will be given for membership.

To register by phone, contact our Help Team: +1 (800) 343-2227 or +1 (224) 521-9800

Day 1: 8 am – 5 pm CT
Day 2: 7:30 am – 4 pm CT

Digital Learning Modules

  • Indications and Patient Selection for ECMO
  • Introduction to ECMO Technology
  • Physiology of ECMO
  • Cannulation and Initiation
  • Initial ICU Management of the ECMO Patient
  • Mechanical Ventilation on ECMO
  • VA ECMO for Cardiogenic Shock
  • Complication on ECMO
  • Anticoagulation and Bleeding on ECMO
  • Extracorporeal CPR
  • Outcomes on ECMO
  • Building and Maintaining an ECMO Program
  • Management of Five Common ECMO Challenges

Live Interactive Discussions

  • Multiple Panel Discussions
  • Small Group Discussion of Complex Cases
  • ECMO Jeopardy

Hands-on Workshops

Workshop 1: Selection and Initiation for VV-ECMO

  1. Understand optimal pre-ECMO management of ARDS
  2. Recognize contraindications to ECMO and predictors of poor outcomes
  3. Understand when to choose VV-ECMO and how to prepare the patient for cannulation

Workshop 2: Selection and Initiation for VA-ECMO and eCPR

  1. Understand optimal management of severe shock
  2. Select patients who are candidates for VA-ECMO
  3. Select patients who are candidates for electric cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR)

Workshop 3: VV ICU Management and Liberation

  1. Manage hypoxia on VV-ECMO
  2. Set up ultraprotective ventilation
  3. Learn how to liberate patients from VV-ECMO

Workshop 4: VA ICU Management and Liberation

  1. Recognize need for left ventricular decompression
  2. Perform Ramp trial

Workshop 5: ECMO Circuit and Emergencies

  1. Skill: Assist with ECMO circuit change
  2. Describe how to assess function of a new circuit

Workshop 6: Cannulation for VV-ECMO

  1. Acquire safe cannulation skills
  2. Perform at least one VV-ECMO cannulation

Workshop 7: Manage Three Common Complications

  1. Manage flow limitations
  2. Describe options for sedation management
  3. Describe approach to managing length of ECMO course

Workshop 8: How to Manage RV Failure

  1. Early recognition of RV failure
  2. Describe how to manage RV failure

Workshop 9: Mobilize and Prone on ECMO

  1. Show how to safely mobilize VA-ECMO
  2. Describe how to place patients on ECMO in prone position

Workshop 10: Transplants and LVADs

  1. Describe who may be a candidate for a heart or lung transplant
  2. Describe the criteria for placement of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)


  • Pre- and Post-Course Knowledge Assessments
  • Pre- and Post-Course Skills Assessments

Education Mission

To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit

CHEST is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHEST designates this live activity for a maximum of 30.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME credit hours are subject to change. Final CME credit hours will be provided on-site.

Nursing Credit

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 30.25 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCB for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 30.25 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 30.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 5-7 business days after claiming for credits to be posted to your ABIM record.

Disclosure Statement

CHEST remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest. It is not the intent of CHEST to disqualify anyone from participating in this educational activity, but to resolve any conflicts of interest that may arise from financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Professional Standards Subcommittee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.

Hotel Information

Sheraton Chicago Northbrook
1110 Willow Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
+1 (847) 480-1900
$89.00/night plus tax for a Traditional or Club room with breakfast.

To reserve online:

  • Go to and enter Glenview, IL in destination
  • Under Special Rates, select Corporate/Promo/SET# - Enter 422
  • Select Sheraton Chicago Northbrook

The rate includes breakfast, guest room Wi-Fi, and transportation between the hotel and CHEST HQ. Well Certified Hotel

To receive the special rate via phone, call the hotel and request Corporate Rate #422.

Hotel rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-in. This is a corporate rate for 2022. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 3:00 pm (CT) the day prior to arrival to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge.

Staybridge Suites Chicago-Glenview
2600 Lehigh Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
+1 (847) 657-0002
$94.99 per night plus tax for a Studio Suite
$104.99 per night plus tax for a One-Bedroom Suite

Reserve online

Rate includes Wi-Fi in guest room and grab-and-go breakfast. This hotel is within walking distance of CHEST, and shuttle service will also be available.

If making reservations by phone, please call the hotel, and advise the hotel of corporate number: 786818263. This is a corporate rate for 2022. There is not a deadline to make a reservation, but the rate is based on availability at the time of booking. Cancellations must be made by 4:00 pm (CT) a day prior to arrival to avoid a one (1) night room and tax charge.

You must book through the CHEST hotel room block to receive CHEST rates.

Travel Information

Air Travel
Air fare discounts are available with Delta and United Airlines.

You may make your reservations at or call reservations at (800) 328-1111. If you are booking online at, select "Book Your Flight," and enter the meeting code NMVEE in the box provided.

Please visit, and enter the Agreement Code ZKQZ152526 in the Offer Code box. You may also call United Meetings Reservations at (800) 426-1122. Discounts are not offered on Basic Economy fares.

Chicago Airports
Transportation options from Chicago-O'Hare International and Chicago Midway Airports to the hotels are listed below. Please be sure to select a suburban taxi, not a city taxi, to avoid higher fares. Transportation can be booked at one of the airport kiosks although we recommend prebooking your taxi prior to arrival. The hotels are located approximately 13 miles from Chicago-O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 35 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW).

You will be required to make your own arrangements to the airport after the course. Please schedule your return flight with plenty of time to take the post-course skills assessment.

Recommended Airport
Chicago-O'Hare International Airport

Estimated travel time: 25 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $27-$32/one way

Alternate Airport
Chicago Midway International Airport

Estimated travel time: 50 minutes
Approximate taxi fare: $57/one way

Ground Transportation
American Taxi
Automated: +1 (800) 244-1177
Operator: +1 (847) 673-1000

303 Taxi
+1 (847) 303-0303

For support opportunities, please contact Josh Coe for more information.