Overview

The University of Kentucky Extracorporeal Life Support course (ECLS) is a 1.5-day course designed for health care professionals interested in providing care for the adult patients on ECLS. Course content includes lectures on topics ranging from understanding the advanced physiology of ECLS, cannulation strategies, and equipment and patient selection. Lectures will also explore topics related to creating and sustaining a successful ECLS program and will be reinforced with 4 hours of simulation-based learning, including ECLS circuit basics, ECLS cannulation simulation, managing ECLS emergencies, and patient management and interventions. Hands on time with multiple ECLS systems will be available.

This course has been designed to follow ELSO Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education for Adult ECLS specialists.

Training is needed in the area and beyond so that hospitals are equipped to handle ECLS emergencies and save patient lives instead of transporting patients to a location miles and sometimes hours away. 

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Speakers

William Dillon, MD, FACC


Medical Director Outpatient Cardiology Research Department Baptist Health Louisville Louisville, Kentucky
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Maher Baz, MD


Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Director, Lung Transplant UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Alexis Shafii, MD


Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Joseph Zwischenberger, MD, FACS


Johnston-Wright Professor University of Kentucky College of Medicine Chair, Surgery UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Thomas Tribble


Mechanical Circulatory Support Coordinator Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Jonathan Delap, BS


Business Partner Senior Specialist UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Susan Smyth, MD, PhD


Jeff Gill Professor, Cardiology University of Kentucky College of Medicine Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine Medical Director, Gill Heart & Vascular Institute Director, MD/PhD Program UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Kevin Hatton, MD, FCCM


Chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine UK HealthCare Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Maya Guglin, MD, PhD


Medical Director, VAD Program UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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John Gurley, MD


Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Director, Structural Heart Program Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Ayesha Haroon, MD


Assistant Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Julia Jones Akhtarekhavari, BSN, RN


Mechanical Circulatory Support Manager Gill Heart and Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Rajasekhar Malyala, MD



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George Makdisi, MD


Assistant Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Julie Parrish, MHA


Business Partner Director UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Accreditation

Medicine
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies - Patient care, Medical knowledge, Practice-based learning and improvement, and Systems-based practice

Nursing
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Physician Assistant
AAPA credit is pending approval.

EMT-P
Pending approval

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 10.5 hours of participation