Welcome to ELSO!

 

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 the definitive reference 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.

Notice:

 

2018 ELSO Research Grant Application process is now open!  Click here

Deadline for entering reports is January 14, 2018 to be included in the January Reports.

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Meta-Analysis of the Outcome After Postcardiotomy Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult Patients.
Author: Biancari F, Perrotti A, Dalén M, Guerrieri M, Fiore A, Reichart D, Dell'Aquila AM, Gatti G, Ala-Kokko T, Kinnunen EM, Tauriainen T, Chocron S, Airaksinen JKE, Ruggieri VG, Brascia D
Meta-Analysis of the Outcome After Postcardiotomy Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult Patients. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2017 Sep 01;: Authors: Biancari F, Perrotti A, Dalén M, Guerrieri M, Fiore A, Reichart D, Dell'Aquila AM, Gatti G, Ala-Kokko T, Kinnunen...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Spacelabs Healthcare, Ltd. - Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System and Upgrade Kit 050904300 - Class 1 Recall
Arkon Anesthesia Delivery System, Model 99999, and software version 2.61 and upgrade kit 050-9043-00 Rev G. The Spacelabs Arkon Anesthesia Workstation is intended for use in the hospital environment and operating room. It may be used for the delivery of oxygen, air and nitrous oxide in a controlled manner...

Shippert Medical Technologies - TransTissue Filtron - Class 2 Recall
Tissu-Trans Filtron 1000 Catalog Number 3-TT-FILTRON 1000. Used for fat transfer and liposuction.

St Jude Medical Inc. - Allure Quadra - Class 2 Recall
PM3544 QUADRA RELIEVE and PM3562 QUADRA ALLURE MP These low voltage (LV) devices are implantable pacemaker pulse generators, intended to be permanently implanted in the body, that have a power supply and electronic circuits that produce a periodic electrical pulse to stimulate the heart. These devices are used...

St Jude Medical Inc. - Zenex - Class 2 Recall
PM 1250 and PM 2250 ZENEX; PM1282 and PM2282 ZENEX MRI These low voltage (LV) devices are implantable pacemaker pulse generators, intended to be permanently implanted in the body, that have a power supply and electronic circuits that produce a periodic electrical pulse to stimulate the heart. These devices...

St Jude Medical Inc. - Accent family of pacemakers - Class 2 Recall
PM1226 ACCENT ST MRI SR RF and PM2222 ACCENT ST These low voltage (LV) devices are implantable pacemaker pulse generators, intended to be permanently implanted in the body, that have a power supply and electronic circuits that produce a periodic electrical pulse to stimulate the heart. These devices are used...

St Jude Medical Inc. - Anthem, Allure - Class 2 Recall
Anthem Model Numbers: PM3210, PM3212; Allure/Relieve Model Numbers: PM3222, PM3242, PM3262, PM3542, PM3224, PM3244 Implantation of a single-chamber pulse generator, dual-chamber pulse generator, or CRT-P is indicated in one or more of the following permanent conditions: Syncope, Presyncope, Fatigue, Disorientation,...

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