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ECMO placement is applicable for pediatric patient with heart or lung failure as a rescue therapy which sustain
the patient’s life until the heart and lungs recover.
Together with physicians, nurses must have expertise in evaluation of the patients. ECMO insertion in pediatric
patients requires very close supervision, because pediatric patients are more vulnerable than adult patients.
The nurse must prepare as a part of multidisciplinary team during preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative
periods. Nursing during ECMO insertion must be correctly performed according to professional standards for