Overview

The University of Kentucky Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) course is a two-day course designed for healthcare professionals interested in learning 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 of the course offers 8.5 hours of didactic learning on various ECLS topics, including physiology of ECLS, cannulation strategies, patient selection, and patient management. Day 1 will also feature hands-on workshops focused on either cannulation and initiation or nursing care.

Day 2 (Day 1 is required to attend) is 6.25 hours of elective-didactic and simulation-based learning. Attendees will choose one of four elective topics focused on ECLS Transport, Nursing Care, Program Development, and Program Management for Physicians. Participants will then rotate through four stations of simulation-based learning: 1) ECLS Basics; 2) Emergency Management; 3) Daily Management; 4) Complication Prevention.

Exposure to multiple ECLS systems will be available.

Note: Space for Day 2 is limited to 72 attendees.

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

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Speakers

Julia Jones Akhtarekhavari, BSN, RN


Mechanical Circulatory Support Manager UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute 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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Maher Baz, MD


Professor, Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Medical Director, Lung Transplant UK HealthCare 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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Ayesha Ather, PharmD, BCPS


Assistant Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist, Cardiothoracic Surgery UK Gill Heart and Vascular Institute Lexington, Kentucky
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Rajasekhar Malyala, 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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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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Javier Neyra, MD, MSCS


Assistant Professor of Medicine Director, Acute Care Nephrology & CRRT Program University of Kentucky College of Medicine 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 14.75 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, Interpersonl skills and communication, Professionalisn, 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 7.25 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 14 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 16.9 KBN contact hours. Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-1087-1088. In order to receive credit, participants complete CNE activity, complete the evaluation form. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Pharmacy
ACPE

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UANs 0022-0000-19-165-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-166-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-167-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-168-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-170-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-169-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-171-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-172-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-173-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-175-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-174-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-176-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-177-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-178-L01-P, 0022-0000-19-179-L01-P, and 0022-0000-19-180-L01-P and will award 13.25 contact hours (1.325 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes signing in at registration, attending the entire session for which credit is claimed, completing the activity evaluation and requesting credit online at conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Physician Assistant
This program has been submitted to the Physician Assistant Review Panel for review and approval.

Perfusionist
This program has been submitted to The American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion for review and approval.

Respiratory Therapy
This program has been reviewed and approved by the Kentucky Board of Respiratory Care.

Other
UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 14.75 hours of participation.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office and UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute.

Connect with ECLS!

You are encouraged to use the hashtag #UKECLS19 to tag photos and posts so everyone can stay engaged with the conference.

Registration Fee

Please refer to the registration fee categories listed under the Register Online button.

Gill Affiliate Network members include:

Clark Regional Medical Center
Winchester, KY

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
Danville, KY

Frankfort Regional Medical Center
Frankfort, KY

Georgetown Community Hospital
Georgetown, KY

Harlan ARH Hospital
Harlan, KY

Harrison Memorial Hospital
Cynthiana, KY

Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center
Hazard, KY

Highlands Heart & Vascular
Prestonburg, KY

Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center
Somerset, KY

Manchester Memorial Hospital
Manchester, KY

Mary Breckenridge ARH Hospital
Hyden, KY

McDowell ARH Hospital
McDowell, KY

Middlesboro ARH Hospital
Middlesboro, KY

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital
Owensboro, KY

Tug Valley ARH
South Williamson, KY

Whitesburg ARH Hospital
Whitesburg, KY