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ECMO is a Team Sport Between 2010 and 2017, the number of ECMO cases and centers nearly doubled according to the ELSO registry report published January 2018. Research has shown that patient outcomes (survival rate and complications) are closely related to the volume of cases at individual centers. In this retrospective, single-institution cohort study at […]

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Let’s all get on the same page…

I think we’ve all received shift report at some point in time and thought, “what support is my patient on exactly?” ECLS terminology shifts from specialist to specialist, physician to physician, and institution to institution. Thanks to The ELSO Maastricht Treaty for ECLS Nomenclature: abbreviations for cannulation configuration in extracorporeal life support, we can all […]

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Will Extracorporeal Modalities Replace Conventional Ventilators?

As extracorporeal modalities expand into nontraditional support of critically ill patients, the question of “Will Extracorporeal Modalities Replace Conventional Ventilators?” becomes a valid and interesting thought.  A recent article discussed ECCO2R as an Adjunct to Ventilation in ARDS.  Extracorporeal CO2 removal, also referred to as respiratory dialysis, has demonstrated the feasibility of its use as […]

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Teen Who Walked on ECMO Home From Hospital

Awesome story about a teen who walked on ECMO making it home from the hospital! Congrats to the Children’s Mercy ECMO team in Kansas City for a job well done! See story on CNN here.

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ECMO Advantage is Hiring

BECOME PART OF OUR TEAM AS A PRN, PART-TIME OR FULL-TIME ECMO ADVANTAGE SPECIALIST (Email Laurie@ECMOAdvantage.com if interested) It’s an exciting time for ECMO Advantage as we are experiencing significant growth and positive momentum with an opportunity to serve the Extracorporeal Community. We are looking for the best of the best to join our family […]

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Walking and Talking on ECMO

For all of us who have been doing ECMO for many years, the concept of walking and talking on ECMO can seem terrifying! But we are being presented with more and more examples of this being done.  Obviously not every patient on ECMO should be walking and talking.  But, there is certainly a subset of […]

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Is it Worth Developing a formal ECMO Program?

We are often faced with institutions trying to determine if it is worth developing a formal ECMO Program.  Many institutions have been “doing ECMO” for many years but are now considering formalizing their program and processes.  But the expense to do this could be significant.  So is it worth the effort and expense?  One could […]

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Comprehensive ECMO Training Course at EC²

Our inaugural 5-Day Comprehensive ECMO Training Course at EC² (our new state of the art ExtraCorporeal Education Center in Tennessee) is almost full! Early Bird Special for the February 12-16, 2018 course has ended. Registration is closed for the February 19-21 course. Our next open course is the 5-Day Comprehensive ECMO Training Course March 5-9, […]

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