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

Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock.
Author: Touchan J, Guglin M
Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support for Cardiogenic Shock. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2017 Sep 14;19(10):77 Authors: Touchan J, Guglin M Abstract OPINION STATEMENT: Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening presentation of severe heart failure with high...

[Percutaneous catheterization for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective case series].
Author: Li XY, He HY, Tang X, Wang R, Zhang CY, Wang SQ, Sun B, Tong ZH
[Percutaneous catheterization for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a retrospective case series]. Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 2017 Sep 12;49(9):678-682 Authors: Li XY, He HY, Tang X, Wang R, Zhang CY, Wang SQ, Sun B, Tong ZH Abstract Objective: To review the...

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...

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...

Baxter Healthcare Corp - Baxter Amia Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Set with Cassette - Class 2 Recall
Baxter Amia Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Set with Cassette, REF 5C5479

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