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Protecting the Perfusion Field: How to Navigate the ECMO Staffing and Funding Crisis

Introduction to ECMO Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, is a life support technique used to deliver extracorporeal cardiovascular and pulmonary support using hemodynamic care and gas exchanges. Traditionally, perfusionists—highly specialized medical professionals who undergo approximately six years of training to earn their title—have been responsible for the initiation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the heart-lung machines…
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