The only program of its kind, Procirca’s Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Boot Camp is fully customizable to meet needs specific to your program, and we bring it all to you.

Procirca’s ECMO Boot Camp is transportable and is performed on-site at your hospital facilities, allowing more staff to participate and eliminating travel-related costs and inconveniences. We use your equipment and your disposables to provide instruction that is relevant and effective for your team.

We work with you to customize the goals and objectives of your Boot Camp, targeting multiple clinical specialties with differing educational needs in a manner that reinforces your center’s policies and procedures.

Procirca’s ECMO Boot Camp strengthens both new and established ECMO centers and can be deployed as a consultative opportunity as well.

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ELSO Platinum Award

UPMC is an experienced, high-volume ECMO Center and is an ELSO Center of Excellence

E-mail Keri Hickman, UPMC Director of ECMO Management, for course information.

  • Determined by number of attendees
    • Can be tailored to any group size; maximum of 20-30 people per day
    • Maximum of 10 people per simulation session
  • Course can be one day repeated or multiple day course
    • Usually consists of morning lectures, lunch, and afternoon simulation
    • Course lectures and simulation based on clients’ educational needs and tailored to specific audiences (CCP, ECMO specialist, Physicians or APP’s)


  • Physiology of ECMO
  • Indications/Contraindications
  • Patient selection criteria
  • Cannulations and configurations
  • Management of Respiratory Failure Patient
  • Management of Cardiogenic Shock Patient
  • Principles of ECMO circuit, components and design
  • Anticoagulation
  • Case Studies
  • Transport on ECMO
  • RN/RT daily management of the ECMO patient
  • Circuit complications on ECMO
  • Hybrid ECMO
  • Financial Impact of ECMO
  • ECPR
  • Daily management for the ECMO physician
  • Patient complications on ECMO


  • ECMO Circuits 101
    • Abbott Centrimag
    • Getinge Cardiohelp and Rotoflow
    • LivaNova TandemLife
  • Cannulation Workshop
    • Hands on ultrasound guided seldinger technique
    • Full size percutaneous cannulation training manikins
  • Circuit Checks and Daily Management
  • Pressures 101/CRRT on ECMO
  • Mechanical Complications
    • Oxygenator Failure
    • Air Entrainment
    • Circuit Changeout
    • ECMO Transport
    • Pump Failure
  • VA ECMO Scenario
  • VV ECMO Scenario
  • ECPR Scenario
  • Hybrid ECMO Scenario

Since 2016, over 1,000 health care professionals coast to coast have been trained by UPMC Procirca in the foundational care of the adult ECMO patient. Below are some of the locations where Bootcamps have been held over the years:

  • SHMC – Spokane, WA
  • Winchester Medical Center – Winchester, VA
  • NYU Langone – New York, NY
  • NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue – New York, NY
  • Erlanger Medical Center – Chattanooga, TN
  • Mon Health Medical Center – Morgantown, WV
  • UNC Rex Hospital – Raleigh, NC
  • Lancaster General Hospital – Lancaster, PA
  • WellSpan York Hospital – York, PA
  • UPMC Hamot – Erie, PA
  • Community Regional Medical Center – Fresno, CA
  • Memorial Regional Hospital – Hollywood, FL
  • SUNY Upstate University Hospital – Syracuse, NY
  • Rochester General Hospital – Rochester, NY
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara – Santa Clara, CA
  • Western Connecticut Health Network Danbury Hospital – Danbury, CT
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) – Little Rock, AR