Saving Lives

Improving cardiac resuscitation

eCPR:  Mechanical CPR, ECMO and PCI…Oh My!



Learning Objectives:

This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the webinar, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.


Changes in the management of cardiac arrest have led to dramatically improved outcomes. However, a subset of patients in ventricular fibrillation may require more support and intervention. This webinar will identify those patients who may benefit from immediate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during cardiac arrest. PCI is also known as coronary angioplasty, a nonsurgical procedure that improves blood flow to your heart. In addition, cutting edge use of mechanical CPR and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to support these patients and preserve the myocardium during coronary intervention will be discussed.


Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe evolving EMS and hospital-based strategies for persistent ventricular fibrillation arrest
  2. Analyze the most current evidence on mechanical CPR as a bridge for circulatory support
  3. Discuss the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to preserve the myocardium until PCI can be performed
  4. Discuss the latest outcomes on the use of ECPR

Continuing Education for Nurses, Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. . This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

Support for this educational activity from Stryker