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ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

In order to bring the latest in care to pediatric patients across the Midwest, Sanford Children’s offers ECMO services. Our specialized, coordinated ECMO team of nurses, specialty doctors and respiratory therapists provides around-the-clock access to highly acute pediatric critical care.

ECMO provides cardiac and respiratory support to patients whose heart and lungs are badly damaged or diseased. This allows the patient to get rest and heal at the bedside, outside of the operating room. ECMO is used to treat conditions such as:

  • Severe pneumonia
  • Heart failure
  • Trauma
  • Respiratory failure
  • Sepsis and other overwhelming infections

With the largest pediatric critical care team and the only tertiary children’s hospital in the region, Sanford Children’s is here to provide the individualized and advanced care you need.