Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Transport
Even when a child in crisis is hours away from our hospital, we can bring life-saving heart and lung support technology to them. It’s called “extracorporeal membrane oxygenation” (“ECMO,” for short).
During their trip to Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware — by helicopter, ambulance or airplane — a child’s heart and lungs can get help from a mobile ECMO machine. This gives these organs time to rest and heal. We’re the only hospital in the region to provide this advanced pediatric ECMO transport.
Learn more about Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Transport at the Nemours KidsHealth Library