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13 Feb

Tips for Starting an ECMO Program

“Our program began out of the need to have another tool in our arsenal for helping patients that have ARDS,” said Julie Jackson, BS, RRT, RRT-ACCS, a manager at UnityPoint Health – Iowa Methodist Medical Center. She explains that their need and value for an ECMO program may be different than others since they are… Read more »

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08 Jan

The Role of ECLS in Influenza-Related ARDS

By Madison Fratzke, RRT, RRT-ACCS, and Keith Lamb, RRT, RRT-ACCS, FAARC, FCCM Introduction Influenza can lead to respiratory failure which can evolve into significant Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Standard treatment for significant ARDS is invasive positive pressure ventilation which in and of itself may cause deleterious secondary inflammatory processes leading to a precipitous increase… Read more »

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