ECMO Conference in Keystone

Another great ECMO Conference in Keystone has come and gone.  ECMO Advantage was not able to attend the conference this year due to being so busy.  We were blessed with our best year in 2016 and 2017 started out at

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

ECMO for Pulmonary Hypertension

New GUIDELINES from a joint effort of the American Heart Association and American Thoracic Society specify the use of ECMO for Pulmonary Hypertension. For many years ECMOlogists have utilized ECMO for Pulmonary Hypertension of both the newborn as well as pediatric

Prone Positioning on VV ECMO

Prolonged prone positioning on VV ECMO has recently been reported as beneficial by Levy et al in Annals of Intensive Care.  We presented another blog post in November 2015 related to Prone Positioning on ECMO. Levy’s report does not show improved