Transfusion Management of the Adult ECMO Patient

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Live Program Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - On-Demand Available
Master Program Number: 18EL-327 (see program format numbers below under Registration)

Educational Track: Technical/Clinical
Topic: Transfusion Medicine
Intended Audience: Hospitals, Hospital Blood Banks, Laboratory Staff, Managers/Supervisors, Medical Director, Perfusionists, Physicians, Resident/Fellow, Technologists, Transfusion Safety Officer
Teaching Level: Intermediate

Director/Moderator: Kerry L. O’Brien, MD, Medical Director Blood Bank, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Speaker: Daniel Kelly, MD, Intensivist, Division of Medicine Critical Care, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Learning Objectives

After participating in this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the ECMO circuit.
  • Explain the indications for venovenous and venoarterial ECMO in the adult patient.
  • Detail the indications for blood product replacement in the adult patient on ECMO.
  • Recognize the complications associated with ECMO.

Program Description

The indications for venovenous (VV) and venoarterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the adult patient as well as the technical differences between each mode will be discussed during this program. Blood product support and laboratory testing recommendations of adult patients on ECMO will be reviewed.


   Program #
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-327-4035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-327-8035

Continuing Education Credit

AABB designates both the live and on-demand version of this eCast each eligible for 0.75 continuing education credits for Physicians and General Participation credits. The number and type of credits awarded for this program (both live and on-demand) was determined by the program duration. For more information on each credit type please visit our Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Disclosures for the planners of this event can be found here. Disclosures for the program faculty are provided at the beginning of the program.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Daniel Kelly is the Associate Medical Director for Safety and Quality in the Division of Medicine Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. A graduate of Brown University and Brown University Medical School, he completed Pediatrics residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital followed by Transfusion Medicine Fellowship in the Harvard Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine. He is a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School and a Pediatric Intensivist at Boston Children’s Hospital. His research interests include pediatric transfusion practice, coagulation and hemolysis in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and immune effects of transfusion.