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:

 

The Red Book 5th Edition now available!!  

www.elso.org/Publications/RedBook5thEdition.aspx

 

The ELSO August 2017 Newsletter is now available.  You must be logged in to download.

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Extracorporeal techniques in acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Author: Parekh M, Abrams D, Brodie D
Extracorporeal techniques in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Ann Transl Med. 2017 Jul;5(14):296 Authors: Parekh M, Abrams D, Brodie D Abstract Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was first introduced for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Cook Medical Incorporated - Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft - Class 1 Recall
Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft The Zenith Alpha" Thoracic Endovascular Graft is indicated for the endovascular treatment of patients with isolated lesions of the descending thoracic aorta (not including dissections) having vascular anatomy suitable for endovascular repair including: " Iliac/femoral...

Acumed LLC - OPT Croutons synthetic bone substitute - Class 2 Recall
OPT Croutons is a synthetic bone substitute designed for the repair of bony defects and is made of pure beta-tricalcium phosphate. The tricalcium phosphate is a soluble calcium phosphate salt.

Pentax of America Inc - Ultrasound Video Gastroscope, Model EG3670URK - Class 2 Recall
Ultrasound Video Gastroscope, Model EG-3670URK, The product is intended to be used in combination with the ultrasound scanning unit made by Hitachi Medical Corporation, and the PENTAX Medical video processor to provide images for observation, diagnosis, imaging, or therapy of the upper gastrointestinal tract...

Pentax of America Inc - Ultrasound Video Gastroscope, Model EG3870UTK - Class 2 Recall
Ultrasound Video Gastroscope, Model EG-3870UTK. The product is intended to be used in combination with the ultrasound scanning unit made by Hitachi Medical Corporation, and the PENTAX Medical video processor to provide images for observation, diagnosis, imaging, or therapy of the upper gastrointestinal tract...

Medtronic Neuromodulation - DBS Lead Depth Stop - Class 2 Recall
DBS Lead Depth Stop contained in Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) lead kits, models 3387/3387S, 3389/3389S, and 3391/3391S, The lead kit contains one DBS lead in addition to multiple accessories used in DBS lead implant procedures. Among these accessories is the DBS lead holder, also referred to as the...

Custom Assemblies Inc - Various custom surgical kits - Class 2 Recall
Various custom surgical kits manufactured for CMS, CUSTOM MEDICAL SPECIALTIES, INC.: (a) CMS-4153-R2 MPM Biopsy TRAY (b) CMS-5832-R1 Custom Safety Mammo Biopsy Tray (c) CMS-4108 Multipurpose Safety Tray (d) CMS-3141-R6 Custom Ultrasound Tray (e) CMS-2891-R1 Custom Safety Biopsy Tray (f) CMS-5798-R1 Custom...

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