Roles within the multidisciplinary team

Health professionalRole and/or disease condition
PhysiotherapistAirway secretion problems, rehabilitation
Nutritional specialistCystic fibrosis, obesity, malnourishment
Occupational therapistFrailty, home adaptations
Speech and language therapistSwallowing, dysphagia
PsychologistMental health
Pain management expertElderly, cancer, all aspects of pain control
Smoking cessation expertAll patients with lung disease who continue to smoke
Sleep technician/expertPatients on noninvasive ventilation or with sleep disorders
MicrobiologistInfectious disease