Patient Care Practice Guidelines
General Guidelines for all Cases
Respiratory Support Guidelines
Circulatory / Cardiac Support
Guidelines for ECMO in COVID-19
ELSO has prepared an in-depth set of guidelines for ECMO in COVID-19 patients. These have been collaboratively
developed by a global team of ECMO experts. The guidelines include: patient selection criteria, cannulation and
decannulation strategies, transport on ECMO, PPE and staff protection strategies with ECMO, to ethical dilemmas
and quality. ELSO wants to recognize the leadership of Kiran Shekar in chairing the development of these
guidelines during a critical time.
for ECMO in COVID-19
Special Topic Guidelines
Center and Training Guidelines
ELSO strives to provide the most accurate and up to date guidelines for ECLS care. If you would like to offer
suggestions for a specific guideline, please provide feedback below.