Agenda VAD Symposium 2020

Thursday, February 6, 2020

7:45 a.m.             

Registration & Breakfast

8 a.m.                 

Welcome & Educational Overview

Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C

8:10 a.m.              

Overview of HeartMate II and HeartMate3

Melissa Barnes, RN 


8:40 a.m.               

Overview of HVAD 

Amy Lee, RN

9:10 a.m.               

Patient Management Hot Topics 

  • Normal VAD Patient Management
  • How to Manage Adverse Events
  • Contacting the local VAD Center
  • Emergency Management (Alarms, CPR)
  • Special Circumstances (Rehab, Home Health, Social Work)

Suzan Lerum, RN, Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C, Monica Smith, RN

9:50 a.m.


10 a.m.

Hands-on VAD Skills Stations

Melissa Barnes, RN

Amy Lee, RN

Suzan Lerum, RN

Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C

Monica Smith, RN

10:40 a.m.

VAD Patient Panel

10:55 a.m.

Closing Remarks and Final Adjournment