U of M Launches First-of-its-kind Mobile Life Support Program

Under the leadership of Demetri Yannopoulos, MD, director of the Center of Resuscitation Medicine and professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, the University’s extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) resuscitation program is extending to revolutionize the way cardiac arrest is treated.

The University of Minnesota and its partners launched a first-of-its-kind mobile life support program.

The program called the Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium (MMRC) and its mobile ECMO vehicles deliver 24/7 cardiac arrest care as quickly as possible and serves multiple healthcare systems in Minnesota.

“Our goal is to expand the University’s ECMO resuscitation program and extend the bundle of care to more Minnesotans by providing quicker access to impactful treatment,” said Dr. Yannopoulos. “This effort is not possible without cooperation from people across the Twin Cities, including all the EMS systems. It is not going to end here. We really need to take the next step to work at a state level to bring these resources to people in the more rural community.”

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