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Transfusion Management of the Adult ECMO Patient

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
2:00 – 3:00 PM (ET) 7:00 – 8:00 PM (GMT)
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: Live Register18EL-327-2035
Single Viewer: On-Demand Register18EL-327-4035
Group Viewing: Live Register18EL-327-6035
Group Viewing: On-Demand Register18EL-327-8035
Group Viewing: Live & On-Demand Register18EL-327-9935

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.