Q: SAVE score is the prediction of survival in patients after Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adults for respiratory failure?
A) True B) False
The objective of the above question is to highlight two standard scores in ECMO patients.
1. RESP score, and 2. SAVE score
These two Scores have been developed by The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and The Department of Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. They are designed to assist prediction of survival for adult patients undergoing ECMO.
RESP score consists of 12 variables and predicts ECMO survival in respiratory failure. SAVE Score consists of 11 variables and predicts ECMO survival in cardiogenic shock.
References: 1. Schmidt M et al; Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013; 189: 1374 - 1382. 2. Schmidt M et al; Eur Heart J. 2015 Sep 1;36(33):2246-56 3. 1. Chen WC, Huang KY, Yao CW, et al. The modified SAVE score: predicting survival using urgent veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation within 24 hours of arrival at the emergency department. Crit Care. 2016;20(1):336. Published 2016 Oct 22.