When ECMO Transport is Your Solution
Highly Trained Specialty Team
We provide the specialty team to include a provider and ECMO specialist to move patients on ECMO safely.
Bring patients into your facility without expending excess resources for a transport team.
Whether it is moving a patient closer to family, transferring to a higher level of care, or for transplant evaluation, ECMO Transport can get your patient where they need to be, both domestically and internationally.
Coordinate Directly with Air Carriers
We coordinate with air carriers for a rapid response, getting us to your patient, and your patient to where they need to go in a fast, efficient manner.
What does ECMO stand for?
ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Advanced mechanical support therapy for patients with severe cardiac or respiratory failure.
ECMO Transport combines advanced medical technology with an expert mobile medical response team to enable a new option for emergency response. Hospitals, regardless of size, can transport patients on ECMO to other facilities with our team and state-of-the-art technology.
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of mechanical support therapy that supports patients in severe heart and lung failure. ECMO removes blood from the body, oxygenates the blood, and allows for the blood to be returned to the body.
Our team is here to provide a safe and expeditious transport for patients on ECMO. We work with many organizations locally, nationally, and internationally to provide ECMO transport services for patients who need a higher level of care.
ECMO Indications for Respiratory Failure
Consider ECMO for any patient with severe respiratory failure and a potentially reversible etiology (pneumonia, aspiration, volume overload) meeting the following criteria:
- Hypoxemic respiratory failure with PaO2: FiO2 < 100.
- Respiratory acidosis with pH < 7.20 despite optimal ventilator management
- Initiation of prone positioning, inhaled nitric oxide, or neuromuscular blockade for rescue of respiratory failure
- Respiratory failure with significant air leak syndrome or pneumothorax due to high ventilator settings
ECMO Indications for Cardiac Failure
- Severe refractory cardiogenic shock on moderate doses of two or more inotropes/pressors and/or use of other mechanical device (balloon pump, Impella, etc).
- One of the following: urine output less than 30mL/hour, CVP over 16, lactate over 4 mmol/L.
Have patients on ECMO or
who may fit this criteria?
Call ECMO Transport to speak with our team immediately.