Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of George Washington University and REANIMATE LLC. GWU is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: GWU designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participating in the activity.
Needs Assessment: The need for this educational activity was determined by a collaborative review of the current literature on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR). A survey of > 5000 physicians on their ability to use ECPR in their emergency department or ICU was conducted at multiple conferences; only 3 were capable. Additionally, discussions with leaders of similar courses have indicated that additional knowledge is needed in these areas.
Target Audience: This activity is designed for emergency medicine physicians, resident physicians, and nurses.
Goal: The purpose of this activity is to provide attendees with the evidence-based practice information, specifically in the areas of ECMO and ECPR in the emergency department.
Objectives: After completing this activity, the learner will be able to: (1) determine which patients will benefit from ECPR; (2) initiate ECPR on cardiac arrest patients; (3) troubleshoot the ECPR machine; (4) incorporate ECPR in current practice at home institution.
Faculty Disclosure: It is the policy of GWU to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-sponsored educational activities. All faculty participating in the planning or implementation of a sponsored activity are expected to disclose to the audience any relevant financial relationships and to assist in resolving any conflict of interest that may arise from the relationship. In compliance with all ACCME Essentials, Standards, and Guidelines, all faculty for this CME activity were asked to complete a full disclosure statement. Dr. Bellezzo, Dr. Shinar, Dr. Weingart, and their related parties report no significant financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products discussed in this educational presentation.
Earning Credit: Emergency medicine physicians who attend the entire conference program will receive 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.