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:

Data Entry Deadline for July Reports:

All forms must be submitted by July 9th, 2017 in order to be included in the July reports.

 

The Red Book 5th Edition now available!!  

www.elso.org/Publications/RedBook5thEdition.aspx

 

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

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Identifying an Oxygenation Index Threshold for Increased Mortality in Acute Respiratory Failure.
Author: Hammond BG, Garcia-Filion P, Kang P, Rao MY, Willis BC, Dalton HJ
Identifying an Oxygenation Index Threshold for Increased Mortality in Acute Respiratory Failure. Respir Care. 2017 Jun 20;: Authors: Hammond BG, Garcia-Filion P, Kang P, Rao MY, Willis BC, Dalton HJ Abstract BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to examine current...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. - LeadCare Blood Lead Testing System - Class 1 Recall
Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare and LeadCare II test Kits. Product Usage: The LeadCare Blood Lead Test Kit is for in vitro diagnostic use only. The Test Kit is for the quantitative measurement of lead in fresh whole blood. This product is for professional use only. Sensors and Treatment Reagent of the Test...

Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. - LeadCare II Blood Lead Testing System - Class 1 Recall
Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Ultra and LeadCare Plus test Kits. Product Usage: The LeadCare Blood Lead Test Kit is for in vitro diagnostic use only. The Test Kit is for the quantitative measurement of lead in fresh whole blood. This product is for professional use only. Sensors and Treatment Reagent of the...

Abbott Vascular - Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) System - Class 1 Recall
Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) system (Australia). The Absorb BVS is a temporary scaffold indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter that will eventually resorb and potentially facilitate normalization of vessel function in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo native coronary...

EBI Patient Care, Inc. - SpFPLUS Implantable Stimulator - Class 1 Recall
10-1398M - SpF-PLUS Implantable Stimulator. Indicated as a spinal fusion adjunct to increase the probability of fusion success in 1 or 2 levels.

EBI Patient Care, Inc. - SpFXL IIB 2/DM Implantable Stimulator - Class 1 Recall
10-1335M - SpF-XL IIB 2/DM Implantable Stimulator. Indicated as a spinal fusion adjunct to increase the probability of fusion success in 1 or 2 levels.

Thoratec Corporation - HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) with Pocket Controller - Class 1 Recall
HeartMate¿ II LVAS with Pocket Controller; 106762 - HMII POCKET CONTROLLER, NA; UDI: 00813024011286 Intended to provide hemodynamic support in patients with end-stage, refractory left ventricular heart failure; intended for use inside or outside the hospital.

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