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Geoff Murphy stands in black shirt.

Introducing EMS to ECMO

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Geoff Murphy looks at the larger role EMS will have in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Pittsburgh EMS' checklist for ECMO

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and EMS

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Simon Taxel, NRP, BA, writes about the benefits of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and discusses Pittsburgh EMS’s ECMO program.
The photo shows a mobile ECMO truck.

MN Mobile ECMO Program: A Paradigm Shift for Cardiac Arrest?

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Doctors Ralph Frascone and Bjorn Peterson sit down with JEMS to discuss why ECMO might be an important link in the chain of survival.
Members of the 59th Medical Wing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation transport team connect a patient to an ECMO system for transport.

Study: Use of ECMO Significantly Boosts Survival

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Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published today in The Lancet.

ECMO-Equipped SUVs See Success in Minnesota

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Since the program's launch, 20 cardiac arrest patients have been served by the MMRC SUV response teams across the Twin Cities – which has exceeded initial expectations.