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:

 

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

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Anticoagulation with VADs and ECMO: walking the tightrope.
Author: Raffini L
Anticoagulation with VADs and ECMO: walking the tightrope. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2017 Dec 08;2017(1):674-680 Authors: Raffini L Abstract The evolution of devices for mechanical circulatory support (MCS), including ventricular assist devices (VADs)...

The impacts of baseline ventilator parameters on hospital mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome treated with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective cohort study.
Author: Wu MY, Chang YS, Huang CC, Wu TI, Lin PJ
The impacts of baseline ventilator parameters on hospital mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome treated with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Pulm Med. 2017 Dec 08;17(1):181 Authors: Wu MY, Chang YS, Huang CC, Wu TI, Lin...

Bridging to lung transplantation with extracorporeal circulatory support: when or when not?
Author: Loor G, Simpson L, Parulekar A
Bridging to lung transplantation with extracorporeal circulatory support: when or when not? J Thorac Dis. 2017 Sep;9(9):3352-3361 Authors: Loor G, Simpson L, Parulekar A Abstract Patients with end-stage lung disease who are candidates for lung transplantation may...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Physio-Control, Inc. - LIFEPAK(R) defibrillation electrodes - Class 1 Recall
LIFEPAK(R) defibrillation electrodes, Catalog # 11101-000016, MIN #3202380-006 The defibrillation electrodes are used only with LIFEPAK EXPRESS(R) AED, LIFEPAK CR(R) Plus AED, LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator, or LIFEPAK 500 Biphasic AED s with a pink connector.

Physio-Control, Inc. - LIFEPAK(R) defibrillation electrodes - Class 1 Recall
LIFEPAK(R) Electrode Starter Kits, Catalog # 11101-000017, MIN #3202784-009 The defibrillation electrodes are used only with LIFEPAK EXPRESS(R) AED, LIFEPAK CR(R) Plus AED, LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator, or LIFEPAK 500 Biphasic AED s with a pink connector.

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...

Dukal Corp. - BLUE BURN SHEET - Class 2 Recall
BLUE BURN SHEET, STERILE, 60" x 96"; Item 7305, GAM item 30-01 Product Usage - May provide a sterile, barrier environment to protect patient from infection.

St Jude Medical Inc. - Assurity, Assurity - Class 2 Recall
Assurity Model Numbers: PM1240, PM2240; Assurity + Model Number: PM2260; Accent Model Numbers: PM1210, PM2210, PM1222, PM2212; Accent MRI Model Numbers: PM1224, PM2218, PM2224 Implantation of a single-chamber pulse generator, dual-chamber pulse generator, or CRT-P is indicated in one or more of the following...

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...

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