February 11, 2021


In today's episode of Critical Matters, we will discuss the use of Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) in the form of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for the treatment of the sickest patients with COVID-19 induced ARDS.

Our guest is Dr. Jenelle Badulak. Dr. Badulak is an emergency physician and intensivist caring for patients in the Emergency Department, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Intensive Care Unit at the University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center. She is a clinician-educator who specializes in curriculum development and assessment with a focus on graduate medical education and Extracorporeal Life Support/Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Additional Resources:
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support in COVID-19: An International Cohort Study of the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry: https://www.thelancet.com/article/S0140-6736(20)32008-0/fulltext
Extracorporeal Life Support Organization(ELSO) COVID-19 Dashboard and Website: https://www.elso.org/Registry/FullCOVID19RegistryDashboard.aspx
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Associated with COVID-19: A Retrospective Cohort Study: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(20)30328-3/fulltext
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1800385

Books Mentioned in this Episode:
Extracorporeal Life Support: The ELSO Red Book: https://www.elso.org/Publications/RedBook5thEdition.aspx