This comprehensive hands-on workshop teaches the latest techniques and technology to produce successful outcomes for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Procirca’s course has been designed to follow the ELSO Guidelines for Training and Continuing Education for adult ECMO Specialists.


Understand basic principles, indications and management for adult ECMO support.

Target Audience

ECMO specialists, respiratory therapists, nurses, perfusionists and physicians specializing in critical care medicine, pulmonary medicine, emergency medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology and anyone who would like a foundational education in caring for the ECMO patient

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the course. This course has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Past courses were awarded 25.5 CME from the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences and 29.3 Category I CEU from the American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


  • 13 hours of classroom learning
  • 15 hours of high fidelity simulation


Cambria Hotel Pittsburgh – Downtown
1320 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

ELSO Platinum Award

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

Upcoming Courses:

Fall Comprehensive Adult ECMO Course

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