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Agenda VAD Symposium 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

8-8:05 a.m.


Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C

8:05-8:25 a.m.

When VAD Therapy is Indicated 

Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C

8:25-8:55 a.m.

Overview of Heartmate II and Heartmate III

Suzan Lerum, RN

8:55-9:25 a.m.

Overview of HVAD

Monica Smith, RN

Patient Management Hot Topics

9:30-9:40 a.m.

Normal Patient Management  

Becky Price, RN

9:40-9:50 a.m.

How to Manage Adverse Events

Maggie Mendenhall, RN

9:50-10:05 a.m.

Emergency Management

Maggie Mendenhall, RN

10:05-10:10 a.m.

Contacting the Local VAD Center              

Tracy Thomas, RN

10:10-10:20 a.m.

Special Circumstances – e.g. Rehab, Home Health            

Suzan Lerum, RN

10:20-10:40 a.m.




10:40-10:50 a.m.

How to Take Blood Pressure

Kate McFarland, RN

10:50-11 a.m.

Changing Power Sources

Allison Smith, RN

11-11:20 a.m.   

Patient & Caregiver Panel            

11:20-11:40 a.m.

Q&A with VAD Coordinators

Jennifer Nowaczyk, PA-C

Suzan Lerum, RN

Monica Smith, RN

11:40 a.m.


Times, topics and speakers are subject to change