ECMO program earns highest-level ELSO distinction for excellence in life support
The University of Iowa Heart and Vascular Center ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) program has earned the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Award for Excellence in Life Support–Platinum Level.
“With the rapid growth of ECMO in recent years, we are so fortunate to have one of the few hospital-based training programs in the country,” says Elizabeth Moore, RN, BSN, MBA, associate director of UI Heart and Vascular Center. “It is our next goal to have our training curriculum and course accredited by ELSO to help meet the need for standardized ECMO education.”
ELSO is an international nonprofit consortium of health care institutions, researchers, providers, and industry partners. The UI Health Care ECMO team will be honored as a platinum-level ELSO Center of Excellence at the 33rd annual ELSO Conference Sept. 15-17 in Boston.