SpecialtyCare Attends AMSECT 2023 to Engage in the Latest Regarding Perfusion & ECMO

SpecialtyCare attended AMSECT 2023 from March 22-24, 2023, in Orlando, FL, to engage in the latest conversations about pediatric and adult perfusion, skills and safety standards, ECMO, and more. We’re dedicated to providing the best possible care in ECMO and perfusion around the country, which is one of the reasons why we’re trusted by 1,100+ hospitals across our service lines.

The Use of ECMO Is Increasing

Today, ECMO and perfusion are in the spotlight when it comes to safer surgery and crisis treatment. The use of ECMO has been increasing exponentially; in fact, the database maintained by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ESLO) shows that nearly half of all ECMO cases recorded have occurred in the last 5 years. ECMO has proven to be a lifeline during heart and lung crisis situations as cardiac and respiratory diseases remain prevalent in the US and worldwide. Here are the facts:

As ECMO use increases, so does the need for specialized training. A study on over 50,000 ECMO patients over 30 years revealed that hospitals with higher case volume had “significantly lower odds of mortality” than those with a lower case volume. This indicates that experience and familiarity with best practices is absolutely critical to improving outcomes with ECMO.

Perfusion Excellence and ECMO Training

SpecialtyCare is the largest provider of perfusion in the US — over 400 hospitals already trust us to provide their perfusion services. In fact, we support 1 in 8 cardiac surgeries every year. When it comes to ECMO, we place ECMO specialists at hospitals in addition to providing ECMO program management. So whether you’re developing a program, revamping a program, or need an assessment, we can help. 

We also provide hybrid online and on-site ECMO training for hospital staff and those who want to build a career as an ECMO specialist. Our online ECMO training platform was designed by a team of ECMO industry experts with over 100 years of combined experience.

Get in touch with us today to learn more about how we can help you stay on the cutting edge and meet the needs of patients through ECMO and perfusion!