ECMO Course

ECMO Course - 0.1 CEU
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This course coincides with the podcast episode discussing ECMO, which includes access to any supplementary materials (as needed) and test for comprehension. Participants will receive 0.1 CEU credit upon successful completion of the test.


This week, Jessica interviews Natalie and Peter Munoz, a George Washington University ECMO coordinator. We discuss the history of ECMO, decision to place a patient on ECMO, and therapy’s role in the advanced care of this patient population.  We will discuss modifying therapy based on unique hemodynamic stability indicators, therapy’s role in facilitating building respiratory tolerance and building a multidisciplinary team to maximize patient healing.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learner will understand the history of ECMO and impact of critical lung illness on function.
  2. Learner will identify the role and goals of therapy while a patient is on ECMO.
  3. Learner will understand how to document and modify therapy to accommodate for unique hemodynamic stability changes in a patient on ECMO.

Additional information

Activity Type

Distance Learning: Independent

CE Credit

.1 AOTA CEU (1 contact hour)

AOTA Classification Codes

Activity and Occupational Demands, Client Factors, Performance Patterns

Content Level


Course Completion Requirements

Completion of the podcast episode, Completion of the post-course test with 100% accuracy


Jessica Kersey, OTR, Natalie Barnes, OTR



Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants