What Is Ecmo? The Basics Explained.


By ICU Advantage

In this lesson we’ll be talking about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This is the ultimate form of life support that allows us to buy our patients more time as they struggle with whatever may ail them, and it’s often their final hope for survival!

If you are looking for a new way to help your patients, ECMO may be the perfect solution. In this lesson we go over how it works and why there is so much excitement around developing new ways of life longevity through technology! The history between VV & VA ECMO systems will also cover what indications have been used or contraindications against its use in order that any patient can make an informed decision before undergoing surgery overseas with these innovative machines now available near home too

In addition I talk about some complications which could arise during procedures involving extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO), including issues related directly  to blood flow initiated by certain medications taken orally

Today, we will be taking a look at how ECMO is used in the medical field. A few years ago it was only being performed on an infrequent basis but now this life-saving procedure has become more common as its benefits continue to grow and evolve with time.

ECMO stands for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation which allows doctors to provide patients who cannot survive without heart or lung assistance extra help by using blood depleted from their own system; oxygenating tissues throughout these parts of your body until they recover enough strength again naturally (1).

0:00 Intro
1:51 History of ECMO
5:59 How ECMO works
12:58 Configurations
17:47 Why we use ECMO
22:41 Conclusion

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