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
  • Maximum learner to instructor ratio of 3:1


Procirca Simulation and Education Center
UPMC Shadyside Campus
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

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

Course Dates:
April 29-May 2, 2020

Cost: $2,750.00 (includes the ELSO Red Book and the ECMO Specialist Training Manual)

Questions? E-mail Mike Anselmi, UPMC Director of ECMO, for course information.

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