The RESP Score

The RESP Score has been developed by ELSO and The Department of Intensive Care at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne. It is designed to assist prediction of survival for adult patients undergoing Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation for respiratory failure. It should not be considered for patients who are not on ECMO or as substitute for clinical assessment.

For more information see:
Schmidt M, Bailey M, Sheldrake J, et al. Predicting Survival after ECMO for Severe Acute Respiratory Failure: the Respiratory ECMO Survival Prediction (RESP)-Score. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014.

The patient's RESP Score is
Age (years:)
Mechanical ventilation prior to initiation of ECMO
Acute Respiratory diagnosis group