ECLS and ECMO
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For Parents & Families
This section of the website is to help you and other family members understand ECMO (Extra-corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) and ECLS (Extra-corporeal Life Support). It tells you about ECMO & ECLS and what will happen in hospital. Don’t feel you have to read it all at once, or learn anything in it. It is to help you understand what is happening to your child, and the things that PICU staff are explaining to you.
Don’t feel you have to read it all at once, or learn anything in it. This information is to help you understand what is happening to your child, and the things the staff are explaining to you.
It is hard to put everything into a booklet or a website. The doctors and nurses looking after your child will talk to you about ECMO and make sure you know what is happening. Tell them if you don’t understand what they are saying. Ask as many questions as you need to and don’t worry if you need to ask a question more than once.