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 June July 2017 Newsletter is now available.  You must be logged in to download.

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Review of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Dialysis-Based Liver Support Devices for the Use of Nephrologists.
Author: Hamdi T, Palmer BF
Review of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Dialysis-Based Liver Support Devices for the Use of Nephrologists. Am J Nephrol. 2017 Jul 22;46(2):139-149 Authors: Hamdi T, Palmer BF Abstract Acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a manifestation...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Konica Minolta, Inc. - Diagnostics Ultrasound System - Class 2 Recall
Diagnostics Ultrasound System Ultrasounds System Sonimage HS1

Fisher Diagnostics - Pacific Hemostasis Fibrinogen Degradation Products - Class 2 Recall
Pacific Hemostasis FDP (Fibrinogen Degradation Products) Assay Kit (30 Determinations), REF/Model 100650, UDI 00845275000863, IVD; --- Fisher Diagnostics, a division of Fisher Scientific Company LLC ,a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Middletown, VA 22645-1905 USA --- For determination of Fibrinogen Degradation...

Fisher Diagnostics - Pacific Hemostasis FDP Latex Reagent - Class 2 Recall
Pacific Hemostasis FDP Latex Reagent, REF/Model Number 100651, UDI 00845275000870, 1 x 5 mL, IVD; --- Fisher Diagnostics, a division of Fisher Scientific Company, LLC, a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Middletown, VA 22645-1905 USA

Smiths Medical ASD Inc. - CADD BlueStriped Administration Set - Class 2 Recall
Smiths Medical CADD Blue-Striped IV Administration Set, REF 21-7036-01, Sterilized using ethylene oxide.

Becton Dickinson & Company - Needle Trap/ Needle Safety Label - Class 2 Recall
BD SafetyGlide" Injection Needle Catalog #305917 The SafetyGlide " needle is intended to be used for general purpose injection, aspiration of fluids from parts of the body below the surface of the skin, injection into intravenous ports and tubings external to the patient. The needlestick prevention...

Becton Dickinson & Company - BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe - Class 2 Recall
BD 3ml Syringer Luer-Lok Tip Catalog #309604 The BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe is intended for use by health care professionals for general purpose fluid aspiration/injection

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