+ Include: 9 videos, size: 1.26 GB
+ Target Audience: primary care and internal medicine physican, cardiologist
+ Sample video: contact me for sample video
This course will review the basics of ventricular assist devices and how they function. This will include a review of how to monitor patients and assess for potential complications. As a virtual symposium there will be live and previously recorded demonstrations on HeartMate and HVAD equipment. There will also be patient and caregiver discussions on living life with a VAD. This training is designed for those who may encounter or assist with VAD patients in the community including ER, EMS, LTAC and SNF facilities, primary care, home health, hospice, cardiac rehab center staff, physical and occupational therapists. Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Symposium for Community Partners
• Primary Care and Internal Medicine
• Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care
• Home Health and Hospice Providers
• Cardiac Rehab Providers
• Physical and Occupational Therapists
After attending this live internet activity, participants should be able to:
• Identify components, function, and theory of device.
• Demonstrate how to assess and monitor a VAD patient.
• Describe emergency care for VAD patients.
• Identify and manage potential complications associated with VADs
Complications and Emergency Management – Allison Smith, RN.mp4
Everyday VAD Patient Management – Katherine McFarland, RN.mp4
HeartMate 3 Device Basics – Nicole Romeo, PA-C.mp4
HVAD Device Basics-Maggie Mendenhall, RN.mp4
Q&A with VAD Coordinators & Patient Panel.mp4
Real Life Patients in the Community – Monica Smith, RN.mp4
Special Considerations- Cardiac Rehab – Chris Moline-Messick, RN.mp4
Special Considerations- End of Life- Suzan Lerum, RN.mp4
When to Refer a Heart Failure Patient for VAD Therapy – Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C.mp4