What is ECMO and how can it save the sickest of children?
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What is ECMO and how can it save the sickest of children?

Mike Stephenson Senior lecturer, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

ECMO can support children with primary respiratory and cardiac failure

Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a technology capable of providing short-term mechanical support to the heart and/or lungs (Millar et al 2016).

Nursing Children and Young People. 33, 6, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.33.6.19.s9

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