ECMO Quality Metrics 2015 and Cumulative (KCH Vs. ELSO)
Neonatal ECMO patients (n) 9 39 3042
Survival to discharge (%) 89 90 65 Infection while on ECMO (%) 0 2.5 4.2 Intracranial hemmorhage (%) 11 5.1 12.2 Circuit clots (%) 44 38.5 43.8 Circuit air (%) 11 10
Length of ECMO (hours) 99 125 217.2
Note: The U.S. ELSO data is updated semi-annually in January and July at www.elso.org.
Circuit Air: any air bubble that is detected in the ECMO circuit.
Circuit Clots: clots that develop anywhere in the ECMO circuit (tubing, pump, bladder, oxygenator, bridge). This is not unusual since blood is running through tubing.
Survival to discharge (%): The higher the percentage, the better the survival.
Infection while on ECMO (%): Lower percentage is better (lower number of infections occurred).
Intracranial hemorrhage (%): Lower percentage is better (lower number of head bleeds).
Circuit clots (%): Lower percentage is better (fewer clots in circuit).
Circuit air (%): Lower percentage is better (fewer episodes of air in the circuit).
Length of ECMO (hours): Lower number of hours is better. The less time a patient spends on the ECMO circuit, the less risk of complication and the shorter time required to recover.