Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) provides temporary support for patients with cardiac and/or pulmonary failure. An ECMO machine provides life support to patients whose heart and lungs can’t provide enough gas exchange or perfusion. It completely replaces the function of the heart and lungs to allow the medical team to repair the injury or, in some cases, wait for the heart or lung transplant. ECMO supports blood circulation and provides oxygen to the body, allowing the lungs and heart to rest and heal.
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The need for ECMO programs in hospitals has seen a dramatic increase, opening up a number of career expansion opportunities for nurses and perfusionists. From 2006 to 2011, ECMO cases for adults jumped 433 percent. ECMO was used extensively during the influenza H1N1 pandemic of 2009 and has continued to progress through the COVID-19 pandemic, becoming an essential tool for hospitals treating adults and children with severe cardiac and pulmonary conditions. SpecialtyCare is continuing to evolve its ECMO services for our clients as a response to this growing need. Because there is a critical shortage of perfusionists, other clinicians will need to be trained to perform ECMO to meet the growing need for patients. Start your ECMO career with SpecialtyCare today.
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SpecialtyCare is an industry leader in data and research. We’re able to gather data on techniques that typically aren’t known in remote medical facilities or by other providers with a more limited research range. This gives us an edge when it comes to up-to-date data.
We invented SCOPE™, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry, the largest multi-institutional clinical database of its kind. Members of our medical office analyze case data and share the scientific findings to our clinical professionals so that the evidence-based trends and best practices can be shared with surgeons and OR teams across the nation, which also brings innovation at the local level.
We’re also happy to promote over two-dozen perfusion publications authored by our very own SpecialtyCare associates, with more to come in the near future as we continue to be an industry leader in perfusion and ECMO data. SpecialtyCare associates and leadership have authored countless perfusion articles and studies in many different perfusion publications. These publications include: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Perfusion, Journal of ExtraCorporeal Technology, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, American Journal of Medical Quality, The Heart Surgery Forum, Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, and more.