The Role of Perfusion and ECMO in Cardiac Arrest: How Pre-Hospital and In-Hospital Initiatives are Directly Related and Vital for Successful ECMO Outcomes

In this modern age, it’s remarkable that after more than a half-century survival from cardiac arrest have shown minimal improvement. However, in some cutting-edge cities, survival rates exceed the national average, leading us to reevaluate what is necessary to improve outcomes. From adopting new technologies that enhance blood flow in the pre-hospital setting, to implementing resuscitative protocols, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), we must be open to new ideas when tackling cardiac arrest. To make progress in a field that has been seemingly stagnate, progressive programs may finally move the needle on survival rates while also creating best practices for future resuscitation initiatives.

Please join us for this event sponsored by ZOLL Medical.

Presented by:

Juliann Eigner, RN, BSN, CCRN

Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support & ECMO Program CoordinatorScripps Memorial Hospital

Presented by:

Demetri Yannopoulos, MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical Director, Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium