ECMO Advantage Trains Local Hospital to Provide ECMO Transport Services

As the demand for ECMO support increases, one local hospital expands their ECMO support capability to retrieve sick patients who are on ECMO or may need ECMO to bring them back to their experienced ECMO Center in Nashville.

ECMO Advantage was honored to assist them with some ECMO education needs at our ExtraCorporeal Education Center (EC2) in Murfreesboro, TN.

News Channel 5 stopped by to see what we were up to…

Miracle Machine Makes Heroic Rescues — And Leaves Patients In Limbo

This article from Melissa Bailey of Kaiser Health News highlights some of the challenges we have with rapidly emerging technologies in healthcare. Part of the mission of ECMO Advantage has been to help institutions learn how to safely and responsibly utilize ECMO to provide the best possible care for their patients. Each institution has its own philosophies regarding what is best. We have had some client institutions that are very selective with the use of ECMO and maybe miss some opportunities to help a patient that did not go on ECMO. And some client institutions are very quick to place patients on ECMO in order to give every patient the greatest opportunity to benefit from ECMO even if they have very little reasonable chance of survival.

Is there a right way to approach this? How do you decide when to withhold or withdraw a potentially life-saving technology? Should it be up to the patient? Family? Individual Caregiver? Institution? Insurance? Government?

Having a clear understanding of what ECMO is, what it can do, and what it can’t do can be invaluable in the process of making those decisions.

Contact us and allow us to provide you with the ECMO Advantage!

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It’s an exciting time for ECMO Advantage as we are experiencing significant growth and positive momentum with an opportunity to serve the Extracorporeal Community. We are looking for the best of the best to join our family of top talent.

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Comprehensive ECMO Training Course at EC²

ExtraCorpreal Education CenterOur inaugural 5-Day Comprehensive ECMO Training Course at EC² (our new state of the art ExtraCorporeal Education Center in Tennessee) is almost full! Early Bird Special for the February 12-16, 2018 course has ended. Registration is closed for the February 19-21 course. Our next open course is the 5-Day Comprehensive ECMO Training Course March 5-9, 2018. Register soon to take advantage of the Early Bird Special while spots remain.

ECMO Advantage offers scheduled courses at our new EC² year round. We are also available for custom courses at EC² or for courses structured specifically for your team provided on-site at your institution.

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Making Comprehensive ECMO Training Easier

ECMO Advantage is making comprehensive ECMO training easier! Many of our clients say they simply can’t commit five consecutive days to attend a comprehensive ECMO training course. We have heard you!  Learners can now take two 3-Day sessions weeks or even months apart.  Our traditional 5-Day ECMO Specialist Training Course has been converted into two 3-Day sessions called Mastering ECMO Fundamentals and Application of ECMO Fundamentals.  This new structure benefits the learner by allowing more time to deepen understanding of the content, making it easier to apply in the clinical setting. Plus, there is an additional day of simulation that will further strengthen critical thinking skills and technical expertise. ECMO Advantage continues to offer the traditional 5-day ECMO Specialist training course at your institution or at EC², our independent ECMO simulation center.

Mastering ECMO Fundamentals is a 3-Day session designed to provide comprehensive core curriculum focused on the fundamental principles of extracorporeal life support. This session will introduce the learner to key ECMO principles as described in the ELSO guidelines. Upon completion of this session the learner will have a deeper understanding of physiology and pathophysiology of extracorporeal life support and its clinical application.

Application of ECMO Fundamentals is a 3-Day session designed to employ the technical aspects required to manage an extracorporeal life support system. This is accomplished through the use of various scenario-based simulations in which the learner will perform emergent and non-emergent procedural skills and utilize their knowledge and critical thinking skills to address clinical alterations in care of the patient on extracorporeal support.

ECMO Advantage also offers training and simulation sessions customized to your specific needs. Contact Us to learn more about our customized services.

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New ExtraCorporeal Education Center

ECMO Advantage is excited to introduce our new ExtraCorporeal Education Center in Murfreesboro, TN.
The center houses a high-tech training room, 2 high fidelity simulation rooms, and two debrief rooms all specially outfitted and configured for the ultimate learning experience.
This new center will allow us to serve individuals and small groups with year round educational offerings in a way never possible before. We will also be able to better serve our existing clients with ongoing simulation opportunities at their institutions via our new portable simulation system or through the many year round sessions scheduled at the ExtraCorporeal Education Center.

This would be a great way to train a small group of new ECMO Specialists just joining your team.  We can also customize training to provide for your annual competency testing making that dreaded annual event more exciting and beneficial for all.

Contact us to set up your customized training or to join one of our regularly scheduled sessions!

Visit our web site to learn more and to sign up for a session.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for sessions in Feb and March 2018!

Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and always willing to teach our staff! She is very kind and easy to work with !5/18/2018 8:18 AM

March 22, 2019

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