What is the weaning time for pediatric patients on ECM)?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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In patients with a principal pre-ECMO diagnosis of respiratory failure, a trial period without ECMO is scheduled if (1) the patient demonstrates adequate gas exchange and is on reasonable ventilatory settings and (2) the patient tolerates a pump flow of 10-20 mL/kg/min with the minimum of 200 mL/min. Variable weaning times are followed in patients on ECMO. In addition, the duration of treatment varies.


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