A Multidisciplinary Team of ECMO Experts

At The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital, a team of physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists and other specialists trained in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) will care for your child and support you through the ECMO treatment.

Team members include:

  • Attending Physician/Surgeon — the doctor in charge of your child’s care — the doctor in charge of the ECMO operation
  • ECMO Coordinator — the manager of the ECMO department who acts as an extra resource for the care team and is responsible for organizing the equipment and training the people required to perform ECMO
  • ECMO Physician — a doctor who specializes in ECMO treatment in providing anesthesia and/or sedation, supporting vital functions and pain management
  • Respiratory Therapist — a specialist in ventilators (breathing machines) and lung care
  • ECMO Specialist — a nurse who is specially trained to monitor and manage the ECMO circuit
  • Nurse — a pediatric nurse who cares for your child in the hospital
  • Nurse Practitioner or Advanced Practice Nurse — a nurse with advanced training and education who provides care under the guidance of the attending physician/surgeon
  • Social Worker — a professional who helps families deal with the experience of having a child in the hospital

Learn more about ECMO at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.