Detailed ECMO safety checklist to be performed at every shift change for nurses, perfusionists, and physicians. Includes data review and bedside equipment inspection.
Understand the workings and tips for best use of ECMO ultrasonic sensors. ECMO centrifugal flow pumps require external sensors to provide accurate measurement of blood flow rates based on differential acoustic transit time due to the Doppler effect. The acoustic mirror of bubbles allow for easy detection of air in the line also.