The new role of the perfusionist in adult extracorporeal life support

Robert M. McCoach, Larry D. Baer, Robert K. Wise, Karl R. Woitas, David A. Palanzo, Walter Pae, Aly El Banayosy

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Abstract

Adult and pediatric extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been transformed by the European1 and Australian2 experiences with a reduction of the circuit to its most basic form (Figure 1). Many factors have converged at this point in time to allow us to offer this support. The availability in the U.S.A. of an advanced oxygenator (QuadroxD) (Maquet Inc., Bridgewater, NJ), long-term centrifugal pumps and circuit coatings offers us the means to provide ECLS. The other equally important factor is the intensivist trained in extracorporeal therapies. Once the intensive care unit registered nurse (ICU RN) is trained to safely and effectively manage both the patient and ECLS circuit, this support may be offered. The perfusionist is in an unique position to educate and mentor the ICU RN in ECLS. There is, perhaps, no one in a better position to explain this equipment and its uses in an interdisciplinary-oriented pediatric and adult ECLS program than a perfusionist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalPerfusion
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Intensive care units
Pediatrics
nurse
Networks (circuits)
Oxygenators
Centrifugal pumps
Intensive Care Units
Nurses
Mentors
Availability
Coatings
experience
Equipment and Supplies
time

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Safety Research
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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McCoach, R. M., Baer, L. D., Wise, R. K., Woitas, K. R., Palanzo, D. A., Pae, W., & El Banayosy, A. (2010). The new role of the perfusionist in adult extracorporeal life support. Perfusion, 25(1), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659110363185
McCoach, Robert M. ; Baer, Larry D. ; Wise, Robert K. ; Woitas, Karl R. ; Palanzo, David A. ; Pae, Walter ; El Banayosy, Aly. / The new role of the perfusionist in adult extracorporeal life support. In: Perfusion. 2010 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 21-24.
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McCoach RM, Baer LD, Wise RK, Woitas KR, Palanzo DA, Pae W et al. The new role of the perfusionist in adult extracorporeal life support. Perfusion. 2010 Jan 1;25(1):21-24. https://doi.org/10.1177/0267659110363185