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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:
doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318292e528
Joint Statement on Mechanical Circulatory Support

Setup and Maintenance of Extracorporeal Life Support Programs

Guerguerian, Anne-Marie MD, PhD1; Ogino, Mark T. MD2; Dalton, Heidi J. MD3; Shekerdemian, Lara S. MB ChB, MD, MHA4

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Abstract

Setting up an extracorporeal life support program requires motivated experts, institutional commitment, and an interprofessional team of healthcare providers with dedicated time, space, and resources. This article provides guidance on the key steps involved in the process of developing a sustainable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program, based on guidelines from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization and from an international perspective.

©2013The Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies

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