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

Paediatric mechanical circulatory support with Berlin Heart EXCOR: development and outcome of a 23-year experience.
Author: Hetzer R, Kaufmann F, Delmo Walter EM
Paediatric mechanical circulatory support with Berlin Heart EXCOR: development and outcome of a 23-year experience. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2016 Aug;50(2):203-10 Authors: Hetzer R, Kaufmann F, Delmo Walter EM Abstract This paper reviews the development and establishment...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Penumbra Inc. - Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device - Class 1 Recall
Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device It is indicated for used in the revascularization of patients with acute ischemic stroke secondary to intracranial large vessel occlusive disease (within the internal carotid, middle cerebral-M1 and M2 segments) within 8 hours of symptom onset. Patients who are ineligible...

Becton Dickinson & Company - BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe - Class 2 Recall
BD 10mL Syringe Luer-Lok Tip Catalog number 301997 The BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe is intended for use by health care professionals for general purpose fluid aspiration/injection

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 Syringe Luer-Lok" Tip Catalog 309657 The BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe is intended for use by health care professionals for general purpose fluid aspiration/injection

Becton Dickinson & Company - BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe - Class 2 Recall
BD 5ml Syringe Luer-Lok" Tip with Blunt Fill Needle 18G x 1 1/2 (1.2mm x 40mm) Catalog #305062

Becton Dickinson & Company - BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe - Class 2 Recall
BD 3ml Syringe Luer-Lok" Tip with BD PrecisionGlide" Needle 23G x 1 (0.6mm x 25mm) Catalog #309571 The BD Single Use, Hypodermic Syringe is intended for use by health care professionals for general purpose fluid aspiration/injection

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