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 21, 2018 (extended 1 week) to be included in the January Reports.

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Diagnosis, medical treatment, and stepwise mechanical circulatory support for fulminat myocarditis.
Author: Saito S, Toda K, Miyagawa S, Yoshikawa Y, Hata H, Yoshioka D, Domae K, Tsukamoto Y, Sakata Y, Sawa Y
Diagnosis, medical treatment, and stepwise mechanical circulatory support for fulminat myocarditis. J Artif Organs. 2017 Dec 13;: Authors: Saito S, Toda K, Miyagawa S, Yoshikawa Y, Hata H, Yoshioka D, Domae K, Tsukamoto Y, Sakata Y, Sawa Y Abstract Fulminant myocarditis...

Reviewing the use of ventricular assist devices in the elderly: where do we stand today?
Author: Nair N, Gongora E
Reviewing the use of ventricular assist devices in the elderly: where do we stand today? Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther. 2017 Dec 13;: Authors: Nair N, Gongora E Abstract INTRODUCTION: Implantation of left ventricular assist devices (LVADS) in older patients appears to...

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...

Beckman Coulter Inc. - UniCel DxH 600 Coulter Cellular Analysis System - Class 2 Recall
UniCel DxH600, Part Number B23858, automated hematology analyzer (Note: the DxH 600 is the same instrument as the DxH 800 except that it is a bench top unit with no instrument cart, computer stand, and no connectivity capabilities)

Beckman Coulter Inc. - UniCel DxH Slidemaker Stainer - Class 2 Recall
UniCel DxH Slidemaker Stainer, Part Number 75222, for use with automated hematology analyzer

Amendia, Inc dba Spinal Elements - Omni Spine Anterior Cervical Plate System - Class 2 Recall
Piranha Screw 4.0 x 12mm, used in Piranha Surgical Plate System The Piranha Surgical Plate System is intended to provide stabilization of the cervical vertebrae for various indications as part of the Omni Spine Anterior Cervical Plate System. The Omni Spine Anterior Cervical Plate System is intended for anterior...

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