ECMO Guideline

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We are a tertiary Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne, Australia with a comprehensive ECMO service since 2003 and a 24/7 ECPR program since 2012. You can find more information on our website The Alfred ICU and on our separate teaching website the Intensive blog.

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ECMO Application during COVID 19 Pandemic

Last updated 18/04/2020



David Anderson     Aidan Burrell     Sarah Collins     Arne Diehl     Trent Hartshorne     Kate Hayes     Carol Hodgson     Matthew Hung     Maurice Le Guen     Elisa Licari     David McGiffin     Steve McGloughlin     Vinodh Nanjayya     Chris Nickson     Paul Nixon     Vincent Pellegrino     Sacha Richardson     Lloyd Roberts     Jayne Sheldrake     Sarah Yong

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This guideline is in clinical use at the Alfred Hospital, in the context of the experience and processes in place there. It is provided to the wider community as an educational resource only.

However, practitioners must always rely on their own experience and knowledge in evaluating and using any information or methods described herein, being mindful of their own safety and the safety of others, including parties for which they have a professional responsibility.

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