Concepts of VV ECMO

This lesson will provide the learner with a foundational understanding of V-V ECMO. 

After completing this lesson, the learner will be able to:
1. Explain the role of blood flow on ECMO
2. Describe the indications of recirculation on VV ECMO
3. State the four factors of recirculation on VV ECMO
4. Describe the indications for patients to require extracorporeal life support
5. Indicate the specific severity of illness scores relevant to population
6. Delineate the absolute contraindications to placing a patient on ECMO
7. Discuss the relative contraindications that must be evaluated prior to ECMO

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