SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: To demonstrate physiologic benefit to early weaning of patients from mechanical ventilation in patients on ECLS therapy secondary to respiratory failure.
METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on all patients undergoing veno-venous extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) for acute hypoxic respiratory failure who were extubated prior to (>24hrs) decannulation of ECMO at our institution in 2015.