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 August 2017 Newsletter is now available.  You must be logged in to download.

 

  

 

 

ECMO Research

Beyond the inhaled nitric oxide in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.
Author: Lai MY, Chu SM, Lakshminrusimha S, Lin HC
Beyond the inhaled nitric oxide in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pediatr Neonatol. 2017 Aug 10;: Authors: Lai MY, Chu SM, Lakshminrusimha S, Lin HC Abstract Persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPHN) is a consequence of failed pulmonary vascular...

How to approach the acute respiratory distress syndrome: Prevention, plan, and prudence.
Author: Koh Y
How to approach the acute respiratory distress syndrome: Prevention, plan, and prudence. Respir Investig. 2017 May;55(3):190-195 Authors: Koh Y Abstract The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is typically manifested by refractory hypoxemia with high mortality....

The Importance of Ground Critical Care Transport.
Author: Wilcox SR, Ries M, Bouthiller TA, Berry ED, Dowdy TL, DeGrace S
The Importance of Ground Critical Care Transport. J Intensive Care Med. 2017 Feb;32(2):163-169 Authors: Wilcox SR, Ries M, Bouthiller TA, Berry ED, Dowdy TL, DeGrace S Abstract Critical care transport (CCT) teams are specialized transport services, comprised of highly...

Treatment of Refractory Hypoxemia in Adults With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome-What Is the Available Evidence?
Author: Kollengode R
Treatment of Refractory Hypoxemia in Adults With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome-What Is the Available Evidence? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2016 Jun;30(3):791-9 Authors: Kollengode R PMID: 27321795 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Regulatory: Device Recalls

Leonhard Lang Medizintechnik GmbH - Skintact Multifunction Electrodes - Class 1 Recall
Skintact Electrode for Defibrillation, Pacing, Monitoring, Cardioversion. Product Usage: Multifunction electrode for external defibrillation, pacing, cardioversion, and monitoring. The device is non-sterile and for single use only. Used with automated external defibrillators

Maquet Datascope Corp - Cardiac Assist Division - CS 100i IntraAortic Balloon Pump - Class 1 Recall
CS 100i Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump. It supports the heart's left ventricle by increasing coronary perfusion and reducing left ventricular work. Coronary perfusion is increased by augmenting blood pressure during the diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle. This increase in aortic pressure promotes more blood...

Maquet Datascope Corp - Cardiac Assist Division - CS 300 IntraAortic Balloon Pump - Class 1 Recall
CS 300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump. It supports the heart's left ventricle by increasing coronary perfusion and reducing left ventricular work. Coronary perfusion is increased by augmenting blood pressure during the diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle. This increase in aortic pressure promotes more blood...

Maquet Datascope Corp - Cardiac Assist Division - CS 100 IntraAortic Balloon Pump - Class 1 Recall
CS 100 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump. It supports the heart's left ventricle by increasing coronary perfusion and reducing left ventricular work. Coronary perfusion is increased by augmenting blood pressure during the diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle. This increase in aortic pressure promotes more blood...

Beckman Coulter Inc. - AQUIOS CL Flow Cytometer System - Class 2 Recall
AQUIOS CL Flow Cytometer System The AQUIOS CL Flow Cytometer is intended for use as an in vitro diagnostic device for immunophenotyping.

Biomerieux Inc - VITEK 2 GP ID Test card - Class 2 Recall
VITEK(R) 2 GP, REF 21342, IVD, UDI 03573026131920, bioMerieux, Inc. VITEK(R) 2 is an automated system consisting of instruments, software and reagent cards designed for the identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria and yeast. The VITEK¿ 2 utilizes growth based biochemical patterns...

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