Essentials for Building a High Quality ECMO Program

Objective:  Provide an overview of the essential elements for establishing and developing a high quality patient centered ECMO program.

Target Audience: Program Administrators, Medical Directors, ECMO Coordinators, Perfusionists and ECMO Specialists.

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Room 30D

Friday, April 27

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM  

Introduction and Audience Assessment

Speakers: Desiree Bonadonna, MPS CCP FPP and M. A. Daneshmand, MD

1:15 PM - 3:15 PM 

Structure and Process- Designing and Building a Great Program

Speaker: Desiree Bonadonna, MPS CCP FPP

  1. Defining scope of program
  2. Balancing Access, Efficiency, and Safety
    1. Networking and Partnerships
    2. Policies and Procedures
    3. Human Resources
      1. Staffing Models and Role Definitions
      2. Initial Training and Competencies
      3. Annual Training and Competencies
      4. Continuing Education

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM 


3:45 PM - 5:00 PM 

Outcomes-  Improving Quality and Assuring Program Viability

Speaker: M. A. Daneshmand, MD

  1. Evidence Based Practice
  2. Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement
    1. Use of ELSO Registry and Local Metrics
    2. External Review - ELSO Centers of Excellence
  3. Finances

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

ECMO Program Case Study

Speakers: Desiree Bonadonna, MPS CCP FPP and M. A. Daneshmand, MD

Evolution of an ELSO Platinum Center of Excellence

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Panel Discussion and Q&A

AmSECT Membership Eligibility

An Active Member shall be any perfusionist active in the practice of extracorporeal circulation technology. There are also opportunities to become a Transitional Active Member for those less than a year removed from graduation from an approved accredited training program. Other options include; an Associate Membership, International Membership, Perioperative Blood Management Clinician Membership, and Student Membership.

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