Clinical Practice Guideline: Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS): Evaluation, Initiation and Management

Brief Description: Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are strategies that can be employed in critically ill adults. The guideline aids medical professionals in identifying patients who may benefit from VV-ECLS or VA-ECLS. This guideline is NOT intended for the post-cardiotomy patient who should be treated at the discretion of the attending cardiac surgeon.