Table 1

Multidisciplinary specialists involved in the management of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

 Cardiothoracic surgeonCannulation for central and peripheral ECMO support. Implantation of alternative mechanical circulatory support devices and performing cardiac transplantation.
 Cardiothoracic intensivistCannulation for peripheral ECMO support. Management of patients on the ICU supported with ECMO.
 ECMO specialist nurseExperienced in managing patients supported with ECMO and supporting bed-side nurses.
 PerfusionistPriming and preparing the ECMO circuit and supporting circuit changes.
 CardiologistManaging advanced cardiac failure and assessment for suitability for durable mechanical circulatory support and/or cardiac transplantation.
 HaematologistManagement of anticoagulation and complications such as heparin-induced thrombocytopaenia.
 MicrobiologistManagement of prophylactic and therapeutic antimicrobial strategy.