The development of a successful extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program requires an institutional commitment and the multidisciplinary cooperation of trained specialty personnel from nursing, internal medicine, anesthesiology, pulmonology, emergency medicine, critical care, and surgery and often pediatrics as well. The specialized training necessary to cultivate an integrated team capable of providing life-saving ECMO cannot be underestimated. The development of a successful ECMO program is best suited to a tertiary medical center that is centrally/regionally located and capable of financially supporting the level of expertise required as well as managing the program's overall cost effectiveness.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Critical Care Clinics|
|State||Published - Oct 2017|
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- Multidisciplinary approach
- Patient management
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine