Overview

The University of Kentucky Extracorporeal Life Support course (ECLS) is a two-day course designed for health care professionals interested in cannulation techniques and providing care for adult ECLS patients. It has been designed to follow ELSO Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education for Adult ECLS specialists.

Day 1 course offers 6.5 hours of didactic learning on various ECLS topics including 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.

Day 2 (Day 1 is required to attend) is 5.25 hours of simulation-based learning. Attendees will rotate through four stations for maximal hands-on learning: 1) cannulation/initiation; 2) emergency management/troubleshooting; 3) daily management station; and 4) choose one - percutaneous closure, LV preservation, OR prevention of limb ischemia. Exposure to multiple ECLS systems will be available. Note: Space is limited to 72 attendees.

To prepare for this course, please review the ELSO Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education of ECMO Specialists and the ELSO Guidelines for ECMO Centers located under the Download Materials button.

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Speakers

Rajasekhar Malyala, MD



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Maya Guglin, MD, PhD


Medical Director, VAD Program 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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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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George Makdisi, MD


Assistant Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Jonathan Delap, BS


Business Partner Senior Specialist UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Michael Sekela, MD


Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Surgical Director Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Julie Parrish, MHA


Business Partner Director UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Julia Jones Akhtarekhavari, BSN, RN


Mechanical Circulatory Support Manager UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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Thomas Tribble, BA, CST


Mechanical Circulatory Support Coordinator Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, 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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John Gurley, MD


Professor, Medicine University of Kentucky College of Medicine Director, Structural Heart Program UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute UK HealthCare Lexington, Kentucky
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William Dillon, MD, FACC


Medical Director, Outpatient Cardiology Research Baptist Health Louisville President and Founder Start the Heart Foundation Louisville, Kentucky
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Susan Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC


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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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 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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

CME for ABIM MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 11.7 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well.  ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 14.2 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-1001. In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the evaluation form.  Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Physician Assistant
AAPA credit is pending approval.

Perfusionist
Credit is pending.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 11.75 hours of participation.