Position Paper for the Organization of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Programs for Acute Respiratory Failure in Adult Patients
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Online, July 2014
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The aim of this paper is to provide physicians, ECMO center directors and coordinators, hospital directors, health care organizations, regional, national and international policy makers a description of the optimal approach to organizing ECMO programs for ARF in adult patients. Importantly, this will help ensure that ECMO is delivered safely and proficiently, such that future observational and randomized clinical trials assessing this technique may be performed by experienced centers under homogeneous and optimal conditions.
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