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05 Jun

State of the Art of ECMO: What’s new??

New Current Topics Video Available This episode of the Current Topics in Respiratory Care video series features Heidi J. Dalton, MD, MCCM, presenting “State of the Art of ECMO: What’s new??” Purchase Your DVD Today She discusses new methods and devices for extracorporeal support that have been recently developed and are on the horizon. This… Read more »

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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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