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

Initiation of a Multidisciplinary, Rapid Response Team to Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism.
Author: Carroll BJ, Pemberton H, Bauer KA, Chu LM, Weinstein JL, Levarge BL, Pinto DS
Initiation of a Multidisciplinary, Rapid Response Team to Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism. Am J Cardiol. 2017 Jul 26;: Authors: Carroll BJ, Pemberton H, Bauer KA, Chu LM, Weinstein JL, Levarge BL, Pinto DS Abstract Pulmonary embolism (PE) can result in rapid...

Clinical Research in Acute Fatal Illness: Lessons From Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
Author: Bartlett RH
Clinical Research in Acute Fatal Illness: Lessons From Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. J Intensive Care Med. 2016 Aug;31(7):456-65 Authors: Bartlett RH Abstract Clinical research to evaluate the effectiveness of life support systems in acute fatal illness has...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Cook Medical Incorporated - Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft - Class 1 Recall
Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft The Zenith Alpha" Thoracic Endovascular Graft is indicated for the endovascular treatment of patients with isolated lesions of the descending thoracic aorta (not including dissections) having vascular anatomy suitable for endovascular repair including: " Iliac/femoral...

Boston Scientific Corporation - EMBLEM MRI SICD Model 219 - Class 2 Recall
EMBLEM MRI S-ICD Model 219, Subcutaneous-Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, Rx. Product Usage: The S-ICD system is intended to provide defibrillation therapy for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients who do not have symptomatic bradycardia, incessant ventricular...

Boston Scientific Corporation - SQRX 1010 Pulse Generator - Class 2 Recall
SQ-RX 1010 Pulse Generator, Rx. Product Usage: The S-ICD system is intended to provide defibrillation therapy for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients who do not have symptomatic bradycardia, incessant ventricular tachycardia, or spontaneous, frequently recurring ventricular...

Boston Scientific Corporation - EMBLEM SICD, Model A209, - Class 2 Recall
EMBLEM S-ICD, Model A209, Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator, RX. Product Usage: The S-ICD system is intended to provide defibrillation therapy for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients who do not have symptomatic bradycardia, incessant ventricular tachycardia,...

Boston Scientific Corporation - Encore(TM) 26 Inflation Device - Class 2 Recall
Encore(TM) 26 Inflation Device, REF Catalog Nos.: (a) H74904526011, (b) M001151050, (c) M00566670, (d) M0067101140

C.R. Bard, Inc. - Arctic Sun 5000 Temperature Management System - Class 2 Recall
Arctic Sun 5000 Temperature Management System, 100-120 V North America and 100-120 V US

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