How are infections controlled in pediatric patients on ECMO?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Strict aseptic precautions are required. [17] The presence of infection is monitored by obtaining cultures from the circuit at least once a week. Based on institutional experience, the protocol frequency may vary. Other appropriate cultures (eg, fungal and viral) should be obtained as needed.


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