ECMO: Heart and Lung Life Support

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a complex machine that requries a dedicated team of specialists, with 24/7 bedside monitoring to deliver this life-saving care for patients with critical heart and lung illnesses such as lung or heart failure.

The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is one of 31 ECMO Centers of Excellence in the world with Gold Level standing. We have more than 20 years of experience in providing ECMO support for neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients.

The Iowa ECMO Team

Our ECLS program has a dedicated team of nurses, respiratory therapists, and perfusionists available in the hospital around the clock.

ECMO Information for Patients' Families

You are an important part of your loved one's care team. The medical team will want to make sure you understand everything that is going on with your loved one.

ECMO Information for Providers

The UI Hospitals & Clinics Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) program is one of only 31 ECMO Centers of Excellence in the world with Gold Level standing. We have more than 20 years of experience in providing ECLS services for neonatal, pediatric, and adult patients.

ECMO Training for You and Your Team

UI Hospitals & Clinics offers comprehensive four-day ECMO training three times each year. Enroll in our next class to receive training in the latest in ECMO techniques.

Care Team

Nurse Coordinator, Surgery

  • Jennifer Crumley, RN, MSN