TY - CHAP A1 - Alex Botsch A2 - Elizabeth Protain A3 - Amanda R. Smith A4 - Ryan Szilagyi ED1 - Michael S. Firstenberg Y1 - 2019-12-04 PY - 2019 T1 - Nursing Implications in the ECMO Patient N2 - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is an effective tool for managing patients with severe acute cardiogenic shock and/or respiratory failure. With emphasis on teamwork and adherence to guidelines, protocols, and objective tools to assist in patient selection, management, and weaning, outcomes have improved. Nevertheless, every aspect of supporting patients who require extracorporeal support remains a challenge - with many unanswered questions. The goal of this text, as a supplement to the previous editions on this rapidly evolving topic, is to provide the reader with a more in-depth review of some of the ongoing issues in this field. Topics ranging from administrative aspects to developing a program, nursing issues, ethical concerns, and a variety of clinical topics are discussed at length. BT - Advances in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85982 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85982 SN - 978-1-78923-924-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-01-20 ER -