Welcome to the ELSO Website!


What is ELSO?

The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) is an international non-profit consortium of health care centers and individuals who are dedicated to the development, evaluation and improvement of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and other innovative therapies for support of failing organ systems in the neonate, child and adult. ELSO is made up of a broad multidisciplinary collaboration of physicians, nurses, perfusionists, respiratory therapists, technicians, researchers, and industry experts. Global chapters of ELSO provide education and expertise in ECMO delivery around the world.

How Does ELSO Accomplish Its Mission?

ELSO serves the needs of patients and the extracorporeal support community through:

-Maintaining, since 1989, the world’s largest registry of data on patients receiving ECMO

-Using ELSO registry data to support clinical research, individual ELSO center quality assessment, and regulatory needs for ECMO

-Providing state-of-the art ECMO educational programs including expert didactics and hands-on simulation training around the globe

-Publishing the ELSO Red Book, the “bible” of physiology and clinical provision of ECMO

-Partnering with its global chapters (EuroELSO, Asia-Pacific ELSO, Latin American ELSO, and South and West Asia ELSO) to advance ECMO support internationally

-Hosting the annual ELSO Educational and Scientific Conference, in addition to supporting global chapter conferences

-Benchmarking delivery of institutional ECMO support through the ELSO Award of Excellence for centers (recognized by US News and World Report)

-Advocating for technological and industry-based improvement in ECMO delivery and devices

Visit around this website for all things ECMO and ECLS.

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ELSO’s August 2016 newsletter

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July 2016 Reports

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ECMO Research

Pharmacokinetics and Dosing of Anti-infective Drugs in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Review of the Current Literature.
Author: Sherwin J, Heath T, Watt K
Pharmacokinetics and Dosing of Anti-infective Drugs in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Review of the Current Literature. Clin Ther. 2016 Aug 20; Authors: Sherwin J, Heath T, Watt K Abstract PURPOSE: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Cook Inc. - Roadrunner Uniglide Hydrophilic Wire Guide - Class 1 Recall
Roadrunner Uniglide Hydrophilic Wire Guide, Catalog Numbers and GPN: HPWA-18-260, G30489; HPWA-18-320, G30490; HPWA-25-260, G30491; HPWA-35-260, G30492; HPWAS-35-260, G30506; HPW-35-150, G56149; HPW-35-180, G56150; HPWS-35-150, G56152; HPWS-35-180, G56153; HPWA-35-80, G56172; HPWA-35-150, G56173; HPWA-35-180,...

Alere San Diego, Inc. - INRatio2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System - Class 1 Recall
Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System Model Number: 0200432, 0200433 Product Usage: Alere INRatio 2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System: The Alere INRatio 2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System, consisting of the INRatio 2 Home Monitor and INRatio PT/INR test strip, is used for quantitative determination of international...

Alere San Diego, Inc. - INRatio Prothrombin Time (PT) Monitoring System - Class 1 Recall
INRatio Prothrombin Time (PT) Monitoring System Model Number: 0100007 Product Usage: The INRatio Prothrombin Time Monitoring System uses a modified version of the one-stage PT test. After a drop of blood is applied to the test strip, it is drawn into the test area and mixed with reagents that cause coagulation...

Alere San Diego, Inc. - INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Monitoring System - Class 1 Recall
Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Monitoring System Model Number: 55128A Product Usage: The Alere INRatio¿/INRatio¿2 system uses a modified version of the one-stage PT test. After a drop of blood is applied to the test strip, it is drawn into the test area and mixed with reagents that initiate...

Alere San Diego, Inc. - Alere INRatio2 Replacement Monitor (Home) - Class 1 Recall
Alere INRatio2 Replacement Monitor (Home) Model Number: 0200457 Product Usage: Alere INRatio 2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System: The Alere INRatio 2 PT/INR Home Monitoring System, consisting of the INRatio 2 Home Monitor and INRatio PT/INR test strip, is used for quantitative determination of international normalized...

Alere San Diego, Inc. - Alere INRatio Replacement Monitor - Class 1 Recall
Alere INRatio Replacement Monitor Model Number: 0100137 Usage: The INRatio 2 PT Monitoring system is used for the quantitative measurement of Prothrombin Time (PT) in fresh, capillary whole blood. The INRatio 2 PT Monitoring system is intended for use outside the body (in vitro diagnostic use) by people...

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