As ECMO (Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation) utilization continues to increase and as concerns over a super bug, worse even than H1N1, the need to train clinicians in the practice of ECMO therapy has never been greater.
H1N1 was a wake-up call for most of the country that a highly virulent respiratory virus can overwhelm very healthy patients and that without ECMO as an option, many lives will be lost needlessly. It must also be recognized that ECMO is not a panacea. Our inclusion/exclusion criteria must become better defined or a therapy that can save many lives will be restricted by bureaucrats and insurance executives slashing re-imbursement to control usage. Make no mistake, we are one epidemic away from being overwhelmed by patients needing ECMO thereapy.
One way to help control costs is to shift the daily oversight of the ECMO system to the ECMO Specialist. I believe that Perfusion oversight is the best method for a successful ECMO program. So, a blended program with a Perfusion/ECMO Specialist team approach will keep quality high and reduce monitoring costs by at least 30%.
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