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:

Data Entry Deadline for July Reports:

All forms must be submitted by July 9th, 2017 in order to be included in the July reports.

 

The Red Book 5th Edition now available!!  

www.elso.org/Publications/RedBook5thEdition.aspx

 

The ELSO May 2017 Newsletter is now available.  You must be logged in to download.

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

ECMO for Adult Respiratory Failure: 2017 Update.
Author: Abrams D, Brodie D
ECMO for Adult Respiratory Failure: 2017 Update. Chest. 2017 Jun 19;: Authors: Abrams D, Brodie D Abstract The use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for respiratory failure in adults is growing rapidly, driven in large part by advances in technology, which...

ECMO in CDH: Is there a role?
Author: Kays DW
ECMO in CDH: Is there a role? Semin Pediatr Surg. 2017 Jun;26(3):166-170 Authors: Kays DW Abstract Despite wide use and decades of experience, survival of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) patients treated with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), as reported...

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. - LeadCare II Blood Lead Testing System - Class 1 Recall
Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare Ultra and LeadCare Plus test Kits. Product Usage: The LeadCare Blood Lead Test Kit is for in vitro diagnostic use only. The Test Kit is for the quantitative measurement of lead in fresh whole blood. This product is for professional use only. Sensors and Treatment Reagent of the...

Magellan Diagnostics, Inc. - LeadCare Blood Lead Testing System - Class 1 Recall
Magellan Diagnostics LeadCare and LeadCare II test Kits. Product Usage: The LeadCare Blood Lead Test Kit is for in vitro diagnostic use only. The Test Kit is for the quantitative measurement of lead in fresh whole blood. This product is for professional use only. Sensors and Treatment Reagent of the Test...

Abbott Vascular - Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) System - Class 1 Recall
Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) system (Australia). The Absorb BVS is a temporary scaffold indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter that will eventually resorb and potentially facilitate normalization of vessel function in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo native coronary...

EBI Patient Care, Inc. - SpFXL IIB 2/DM Implantable Stimulator - Class 1 Recall
10-1335M - SpF-XL IIB 2/DM Implantable Stimulator. Indicated as a spinal fusion adjunct to increase the probability of fusion success in 1 or 2 levels.

EBI Patient Care, Inc. - SpFPLUS Implantable Stimulator - Class 1 Recall
10-1398M - SpF-PLUS Implantable Stimulator. Indicated as a spinal fusion adjunct to increase the probability of fusion success in 1 or 2 levels.

EOS Imaging - ROTH MOBELI - Class 2 Recall
ROTH MOBELI Grab Handles used with EOS System: MOBELI Stabi Vario Grab Handle, ROTH Catalogue Number 14002 96 S, EOS Imaging Catalogue Number 9000111773; and MOBELI Dual Grip Grab Handle, ROTH Catalogue Number 14002 25 S, EOS Imaging Catalogue Number 9000111774.

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