Bruce Searles, MS, CCP is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion at a respected medical university. Bruce has a 22 year history of clinical and professional service as a cardiovascular perfusionist. At the medical university where he is primarily employed, he has held a variety of positions, including researcher, clinician, instructor, professor, and chairman. Additionally he holds clinical privileges at 5 additional hospitals in Central New York. His education includes degrees in Extracorporeal Technology (AAS), Health Science (BS), Physiology (MS), and is currently completing his doctoral dissertation in College Science Teaching (PhD) with novel research in medical simulation.
Mr. Searles is a recognized leader in perfusion education, and has been an invited speaker at conferences and universities in ten different countries, frequently speaking on the subjects of safety, education, and high-fidelity simulation. Mr. Searles is actively involved in leadership positions for state and national organizations and serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals. He has authored dozens of peer reviewed scientific papers and several text book chapters and has received accolades for his scientific presentations and received peer recognition by the membership of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology; “Perfusionist of the Year” (2009) and “Award of Excellence” (2011).
Mr. Searles was instrumental in the initiation of the neonatal and adult ECMO programs at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse NY and has served as this hospital’s clinical ECMO Consultant for nearly 20 years. His ECMO experience includes neonatal, pediatric, and adult patient populations for respiratory and cardiac pathologies. As a faculty member of the medical university, he has been the instructor for the university’s three credit undergraduate Extracorporeal Life Support course for the past 17 years and has delivered the initial ECMO specialists training to nearly all of the ECMO teams in Central New York. He is now making this experience and expertise as an ECMO educator available more widely through the Extracorporeal Technology Consultants group.
Bruce Searles, MS, CCP, LP
Edward Darling, MS, CCP is an Associate Professor & Clinical Education Coordinator in the Cardiovascular Perfusion Department at a respected medical university. He has a 30-year history of continuous clinical service in pediatric & adult CPB and ECMO. From 1990-2000, he was a staff perfusionist and ECMO liaison at Duke Hospital, Durham, NC. He has also served as adjunct instructor for Syracuse University BioEngineering & Neuroscience program.
Mr. Darling is a recognized leader in perfusion education, in national and local professional perfusion organizations, and in scientific publication. Mr. Darling has authored and co-authored more than 50 scientific publications in the refereed perfusion literature including award-winning presentations, manuscripts, and posters. In 2010, he served as the president of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion and in 2014 received the AmSECT Award of Excellence. When serving as chair of the AmSECT Pediatric committee he was instrumental in developing a joint meeting with the ExtraCorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).
Mr. Darling’s ECMO experience began in 1986 at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans where, as a member of the perfusion department, he was involved in set-up, initiation, management, and training in a busy neonatal respiratory ECMO program. Mr. Darling’s ECMO experiences at Duke Hospital were extensive and included adult, pediatric, and neonatal ECMO clinical work as well as education and training of the ECMO specialist team. Currently, Mr. Darling is an ECMO consultant perfusionist at Crouse Hospital with clinical responsibilities that include set-up, initiation, troubleshooting/intervention, rounding, and weaning. Administrative responsibilities focus on continued education, training, and competency assessment of the ECMO specialist team. He performs per diem ECMO support for 5 other hospitals in central New York. He is now making this experience and expertise as an ECMO educator available more widely through the Extracorporeal Technology Consultants group.
Edward Darling, MS, CCP, LP
Jeffrey B. Riley MHPE, CCT, CCP is a perfusionist, Research Associate Professor a respected medical university in the department of Cardiovascular Perfusion, and science officer in Biomedical Simulations, Inc. Recently Jeff served as system chief perfusionist and ECMO co-coordinator at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center until November 2017 after practicing at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota as the Perfusion Work Group Director and ECMO Co-Coordinator until August 2016. He was director of the Circulation Technology Division in the School of Allied Medical Professions in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University from 2004 to 2007, and was program director and an assistant professor in Clinical Allied Medicine. Prior to going to Ohio State in 2003, Jeff served as assistant professor and associate director for the Midwestern University graduate perfusion education program starting in 2001.
Mr. Riley is a recognized leader in perfusion and ECMO education. Jeff is a member of the Extracorporeal Life Support (ELSO) task force for Simulation and the working group to develop an EMCO specialist certification exam. Jeff was named to the list of 36 Pioneers in Perfusion by AmSECT at its 2012 50th anniversary celebration. Jeff consults with industry leaders, perfusion service groups, legal counsel, and other perfusionists. Jeff served as director of Continuing Medical Education for the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology 2002-2006, served on the International Consortium for Evidence-Based Perfusion and is the classic article section editor in the Journal of Extracorporeal Technology. Jeff served as President-Elect (2012-2014) and President for AmSECT from 2014 to 2016.
Mr. Riley has authored and co-authored more than 100 scientific publications in the refereed perfusion literature, including many award-winning presentations, manuscripts, and posters. Mr. Riley's current research interests focus on human factors in perfusion technology simulation and quality management, CPB gaseous microembolic load, and patient electronic data acquisition.
Jeffrey B. Riley MHPE, PBMS,CCT,CCP, LP
Selected ECMO-related Publications
- Darling E, Harris W, Cooper S, et al: Complement activation during long-term extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in neonates. JECT 2(1):20-24, 1988
- Shearer I, Darling E, Mault J, et al: Venovenous extracorporeal life support Clinical experience with a dual lumen cannulae. Proc Am Acad Card Perf 13:36-42, 1992
- Darling E, King C, Nanry, et al: Comparison of four stainless steel heat exchangers for neonatal ECMO applications. JECT 26(2):68074, 1994
- Darling EM, Kaemmer D, Lawson DS, Jaggers, JJ, Ungerleider RM. Use of ECMO without the oxygenator to provide ventricular support after Norwood Stage I procedures. Ann Thorac Surg, 71:735-6; 2001
- Lawson S, Darling E, Searles B. Perfusionists should take a second look at ECMO. AmSECT Today, 7(4): 13, 2004
- Terry B, Gunst G, Melchior R, Wolfe D, Feocco N, Graham S, Searles B, Darling E. A description of a prototype miniature extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuit using current technologies in a sheep model. JECT, 2005:37:315-317
- Darling E, Crowell T, Searles B. Rapid, bedside quantification of recirculation during veno-venous ECMO. JECT 2006;38:100
- Darling E, Crowell T, Searles B. Use of dilutional ultrasound to detect changes in recirculation during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ASAIO J, 2006;52(5):522-524
- Walker J, Primmer J, Searles B, Darling E. The potential of accurate SVO2 monitoring during venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: An in-vitro model using ultrasound dilution. Perfusion. 2007 Jul;22(4):239-44.
- Clements D, Primmer J, Ryman P, Marr B, Searles B, Darling E. Measurements of recirculation during neonatal veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: Clinical application of the ultrasound dilution technique. JECT 2008;40:184-187.
- Walker JL, Gelfond J, Zarzabal LA, Darling E. Calculating mixed venous saturation during veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Perfusion. 2009 Sep;24(5):333-9.
ECMO-related Textbook Chapters:
Narny K, Darling E. ECMO Equipment and Devices In: ECMO
Specialist Training Manual, 1st Edition, Chapter 6, Ed. Van Meurs K, 199
Kern F, Schulman S, Lawson D, Darling E: Extracorporeal circulation and
circulatory assist devices in the pediatric patient. In: Pediatric Cardiac
Anesthesia, 3rd edition, Chapter 12, Ed. Medina M, 1997
Harris W, Lawson DS, Darling E: ECMO Equipment and Devices In: ECMO
Specialist Training Manual, 3rd Edition, 2009
ECMO-related Presentations and Videos:
- Friedrich T, Gartilson R, RIley JB. ECMO specialist staffing patterns; Survey of US ECMO Centers. [Poster] ELSO 25th Annual Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. September 16, 2014.
- Guru P, Kashyap R, Haile DT, Pike RB, Nemergut ME, Aganga DO, Riley JB, Friedrich TP, Schears GJ. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use after cardiorespiratory arrest: Experience at a Midwestern center. [Poster] ELSO 25th Annual Conference, Ann Arbor, MI. September 16, 2014.
- Patterson E, Bryant K, Utne L, Riley JB, Schears G. Rehabilitation of a 16-year old on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. [Poster] SEECMO Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, April 5, 2014
- Patient Blood Use and Survival Improvements Employing Smaller ECMO Circuits for Post-cardiotomy Cardiac Surgery Support (Video) (Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - NABM 2010 - Jeffrey B. Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP). Jeff Riley discusses patient blood use and survival improvements with smaller ECMO circuits (17 minutes).
- Coagulation Parameters that Predict Bleeding in the First Hours of Adult Cardiac Surgical Post-Cardiotomy ECMO (Video) (Saturday, November 06, 2010 - AmSECT Safety & Best Practices 2010 - Jeffrey B. Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP). Jeff Riley discusses coagulation parameters that predict bleeding in the first hours of adult ECMO (22:48 minutes).
- MCR Adult ECMO Coagulation Algorithm (Video) (Thursday, August 26, 2010 - NABM 2010 - Jeffrey B. Riley, MHPE, CCT, CCP). Jeff Riley discusses a new coagulation algorithm for adult ECMO procedures (26 minutes).
- Clements DO, Riley JB, Schears G, Dearani J. [Poster] The 26th Annual Children's National Medical Center Symposium on ECMO & Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure, Keystone, CO, February 23, 2009.
- Preston TJ, Hodge AJ, Riley JB. In-vitro drug adsorption in ECMO circuits. [Abstract] 45th AmSECT International Conference, Atlanta, GA. Apr 26, 2007
- Linterman EA, Preston T, Riley JB. A modified ECMO circuit utilizing the Myocardial Protection System®. Submitted to AmSECT 44th International Conference, Las Vegas, NV. April 19, 2006.