The management of a patient placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a team effort. The anesthesiology team plays an integral part during cannulation and oftentimes as well during decannulation. In addition, the management of a patient taken to the operating room on ECMO requires a degree of expertise. This chapter will review monitors, echocardiography, medications, fluid and blood management protocols, and ventilation strategies to help the anesthesiology team provide best care for this patient population.
Part of the book: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation