Tag: ELSO2020

ECMO infographics (& more)

Optimal site for providing extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation ECPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest? maybe in the hospital, in the cath-lab better! here notes from the talk given by Jan Belohlavek, EuroELSO president, at EuroELSO2019 meeting: not ECLS alone, but a comprehensive approach including ECMO, with high quality bystander CPR/high quality ACLS, may have an impact on logistics for OHCA patients; we have technology but we still need to define proper patients & optimize logistics: randomized studies are absolutely necessary. Everything else is just an emotional bias. Visual abstract by @foamecmo
See you at EuroELSO2020 Congress, next May 6-8 2020 in London! register here

Perfect prime for ECMO circuit?? We take care for neonates, pediatrics, growing number of adult patients… there is no gold standard that defines ideal prime, as no prime is going to fit all these populations, and sometimes is a race against time!
here some notes freely based on the talk by Christine Franciscovich at 2019 ELSO Conference:
clear & blood priming, and factors to be considered when choosing
dilutional hematocrit calculation
additives options: calcium, albumin, heparin, NaHcO3…
lab/ABG on prime
graphics by Velia Marta Antonini @foamecmo