Optimizing ECMO Programs with IEC: Excellence in Startup, Support, and Training

What is ECMO?

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or ECMO, is a medical technology used in critical care situations to help patients whose hearts and/or lungs are struggling to function on their own. ECMO can aid in the treatment of dozens of medical conditions, and this number is steadily increasing as advancements in technology and medical knowledge expand its potential applications.

Although ECMO does not treat or cure diseases directly, it can support the body as it heals and provides valuable time for medical teams to treat underlying conditions or perform further investigation. An ECMO machine can support the heart, lungs, or both, depending on the patient’s condition. Unoxygenated blood is taken from the body and routed through an external pump and oxygenator that removes carbon dioxide, adds oxygen, and then pushes the oxygen rich blood back into the body.

ECMO is a collaborative effort that necessitates the expertise of a diverse group of healthcare practitioners, including:

  • Critical Care Physicians
  • Cardiac Surgeons
  • ECMO Specialists
  • Perfusionists
  • Registered Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical Therapists

IEC’s Comprehensive ECMO Services

At IEC, we know that access to ECMO saves lives. For this reason, our mission is to empower and assist hospitals in establishing and expanding their ECMO programs, ensuring that critically ill patients have access to this lifesaving technology.

Driven by passion, expertise, and excellence, IEC offers a full spectrum of customizable services to ensure ECMO programs are implemented quickly, safely, and effectively. Our comprehensive offerings include:

  • ECMO Program Startup
  • ECMO Program Growth & Optimization
  • Revenue Cycle Assessment & Augmentation
  • Staffing Solutions
  • ECMO Education
  • ECMO Transport

As the first in the industry to offer on-demand, online ECMO training and education, our online education platform is fully accredited for CME/CEU credits. To complement our digital offerings, we also provide hands-on experiences through in-person simulation and wet-lab training. Collectively, we’ve trained more specialists than any other organization and provide over 100,000 ECMO patient hours of support per year.

Why Choose IEC for Your ECMO Program

Choosing IEC means partnering with a team founded by clinicians who understand the intricacies of ECMO from the inside out. IEC is not just a service provider but a dedicated ally, committed to ensuring hospitals can offer this life-saving therapy efficiently and effectively. With IEC, hospitals gain:

  • Cost-Effective Implementation: IEC’s proven roadmap avoids common financial pitfalls, minimizes unforeseen expenses, and ensures every dollar is spent wisely.
  • Rapid Deployment: Our expertise can fast-track your program’s launch, bypassing the slow buildup of patient volume that can hinder clinical expertise development.
  • Operational Excellence: With IEC’s deep understanding of ECMO logistics, from coding and billing to creating a sustainable and profitable program, we ensure operational stability right from the start.

IEC’s Commitment to Excellence

IEC Awarded the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

IEC has been awarded the prestigious Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in providing care and services. This achievement underscores IEC’s dedication to delivering high-quality care and its commitment to continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of services.

Are you ready to rethink your hospital’s ECMO strategy?

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