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ECMO Outcomes

Are ECMO outcomes dependent on the number of ECMO patients supported at your institution?  Does it really matter how many ECMO patients your program supports?  Do patients suffer by being on ECMO at smaller ECMO programs? There have been a couple of publications recently suggesting that it does matter. The most recent abstract I came […]

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New ExtraCorporeal Education Center

ECMO Advantage is excited to introduce our new ExtraCorporeal Education Center in Murfreesboro, TN. The center houses a high-tech training room, 2 high fidelity simulation rooms, and two debrief rooms all specially outfitted and configured for the ultimate learning experience. This new center will allow us to serve individuals and small groups with year round […]

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ELSO 2017

ECMO Advantage will have a booth at the ELSO 2017 Conference in Baltimore next week.  Stop by our table to hear our exciting news!

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Miracles Happen Here Everyday

“Miracles happen here everyday”.  So many great hospitals across the country can say that. Here is a story from a hospital in Tacoma, Washington about a patient they supported on ECMO in 2016.  Congratulations to the team at Mary Bridge Children’s and Madigan Army Medical Center! Keep up the good work!

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A baby named Kason is one of the reasons for Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board

A baby named Kason is one of the reasons for Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board. Always fun to see reports like this.  Congrats to Kason and his family as well as the TEAM at Wolfson Children’s.   Keep up the good work!

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VV ECMO for CDH Patients

Would your ECMO Program consider VV ECMO for CDH Patients? There is much discussion surrounding the most appropriate type of ECMO for a patient with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Take below as an example case study and see the reasons why one would argue VV may be a very appropriate form of ECMO for this […]

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ECMO Specialist

So, now you’re an ECMO SPECIALIST! Fresh out of training at a newly established ECMO Center. All nine pages of the ELSO GUIDELINES for TRAINING ECMO Specialists have been faithfully followed. The initial training, simulation, and precepting has been completed. But that nagging fear about your own readiness for the responsibility of “flying alone” won’t […]

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Baby’s life saved with heart-lung machine at Valley Children’s Hospital

Baby’s life saved with heart-lung machine at Valley Children’s Hospital See short video here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article94624477.html#storylink=cpy

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Success of an Expanding ECMO Program

A recent article in The Fresno Bee highlights the success of an expanding ECMO program at Valley Children’s Hospital in Fresno, CA.  Valley Children’s has been providing ECMO support for post-op cardiac surgery patients for some time, but have only expanded beyond that population recently. The article quotes Valley Children’s ECMO Medical director,  “It requires […]

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ECMO Services Team Structure

ECMO services team structure at hospitals across the United States can be complex.  Many institutions starting new programs, growing programs, or needing to adjust their program operations are constantly seeking the best way to structure their ECMO teams to provide the safest, most efficient care to their patients. ECMO Advantage established a survey in 2014 […]

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