Nursing Care and ECMO fills a gap in the nursing literature by providing a comprehensive guide to extra-corporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO). In the past, I have seen information about setting up and initiating ECMO in procedure manuals, lists of indications and complications in nursing text book chapters, and reports on study findings in journal articles. This book is the first resource I have seen with all the information about ECMO in one place. The text defines the different types of ECMO and the rationale for using them, how to initiate ECMO for a patient, how to monitor a patient receiving ECMO, and how to manage a wide range of complications. Practical information describing the components of the circuit, how to mobilize the patient, and how to use prone positioning in conjunction with ECMO is included along with outcomes data and the specifics of...

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