Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Symposium for Community Partners

Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Symposium for Community Partners - Feb. 15, 2024, live streaming virtual event

Join us February 15th for this live streaming CME event!

This course will review the basics of how ventricular assist devices work, how to monitor patients, potential complications, and how to handle the equipment.

Course Details

Course Overview

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 be patient and caregiver discussions on living life with a VAD. This training is designed for those who assist with VAD patients in the community including ER, EMS, LTAC and SNF facilities, primary care, home health, hospice, and cardiac rehab center staff, and physical and occupational therapists.

Educational Objectives

After attending this live internet activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify components, function and theory of devices.
  • Demonstrate how to assess and monitor a VAD patient.
  • Describe emergency care for VAD patients.
  • Identify and manage potential complications associated with VADs.

Accreditation and Disclosures


Scripps Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Scripps Health designates this live internet activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

For the purpose of re-licensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for attendance at structured learning activities offered by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certified Program (AANPCP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

PAs may claim a maximum of 3.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Emergency Medical Services

This course has been approved by San Diego County EMS Provider #37-0230 for 3.75 contact hours.


The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Commercial Support

This course may be supported, in part, by educational grants from industry. In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, a complete list of commercial support received will be provided to all learners who participate in the continuing education activity. For more information:


Cultural & Linguistic Competency and Implicit Bias

This activity is designed to include curriculum addressing the topics of cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) and implicit bias (IB) in compliance with California Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190. All those involved in the planning and execution of this activity have been asked to identify and discuss issues relevant to the topics being covered. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency and implicit bias. A resource document can be downloaded from the Conference Details section above.

Attendance and Cancellation Policies

Attendee Cancellation, Substitution and Refund

The course tuition is refundable if your cancellation is received in writing no later than Friday, February 2, 2024. Attendee substitutions are allowed, but notification must be made in writing by Friday, February 2, 2024. After this date, under no circumstances will refunds, credits, or substitutions be granted. No refunds or credits will be given to “no shows.”

Scripps Conference Modification or Cancellation

Scripps reserves the right to modify the course’s schedule or program as necessary. Scripps also reserves the right to cancel this conference, in which case a full refund of the registration fee will be provided.

Event details

Date and time

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

8 am PST - 12 pm PST