EXCEL – The Australian and New Zealand extracorporeal membrane oxygenation registry

Academic Lead:Professor Carol Hodgson
Deputy Director, Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Research Centre
Clinical Lead: Associate Professor Vincent Pellegrino
Senior Intensivist and Head, ECMO Clinical Service, Alfred Health
Registry Contact: Natalie Linke, Project Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0995
Email: natalie.linke@monash.edu
Purpose / Aims: To generate a binational multidisciplinary network of integrated care for patients requiring ECMO to monitor long term outcomes and identify best practice. EXCEL uses the Theoretical Domains Framework to identify evidence-practice gaps and explore barriers and enablers to tailor implementation of evidence.
Population Captured: Patients aged 18 years or older admitted to ICU who receive ECMO in Australia or New Zealand.
Outcomes Collected: In-hospital outcomes:
  • safety
  • retrievals
  • cannulation
  • equipment and device utilisation
  • mechanical ventilation and concomitant interventions
  • survival
  • healthcare utilisation

Six and 12 month outcomes:

  • disability free survival
  • health related quality of life
  • anxiety and depression
  • cognitive function
  • return to work
Funding Sources:Alfred Health
National Health and Medical Research Council
Heart Foundation
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney
The Prince Charles Hospital
University Hospital Geelong
The International ECMO Network