Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Decannulation
This chapter describes the surgical procedure for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation decannulation as performed by the following approaches: open and percutaneous. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in the technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: positioning, removal of cannulae, and ligation of vessels if open technique.