MANUAL OF Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the ICU
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has come a long way from the earlier days when it was used as a desperate measure when the patient was not able to come off CPB despite maximal therapy. The techniques, circuitry, and oxygenators were primitive with poor biocompatibility, excessive hemolysis and platelet destruction; ultimately, leading to death in the majority of patients.This Manual of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the ICU is an advance in that the content has been enriched by short questions and answers with multiple choices in the last section and good explanatory illustrations in all the sections.
This Manual of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the ICU book will help overcome these barriers with its broad treatment of relevant topics in ECMO along with a self-study section. This comprehensive compendium of current information includes the fundamentals of ECMO equipment and physiology, practical steps in initiation and maintenance of support, monitoring and management of patients, and applications in a variety of clinical settings, including ‘new’ indications such as sepsis. It stands as an important resource in the hands of those dedicated to providing care for the most critically ill and injured.
Manual of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the ICU contents
The 40 chapters in 11 different sections within this Manual of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the ICU book expound upon our learned knowledge of nature’s gift to humanity–that of every cell “thriving to live despite complications”. This book is a simple reading of a complicated subject. In last 24 years, through various clinical trials, ECMO has been modified by technology and the medical profession’s ability to discover, synthesize, modify and use this technology has enabled most of us to reach the stage of using advanced ECMO in a simple manner to decrease the morbidity and mortality in the cardiac and respiratory ICU.