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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Symposium for Community Partners

Join us February 24 for this live streaming virtual CE 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.

Conference Details

Course Overview

This course will review the basics of how ventricular assist devices work, how to monitor patients and assess potential complications. This training is designed for those who assist with VAD patients including emergency department, EMS, primary care, home health, hospice, and cardiac rehab center providers as well as physical therapists and occupational therapists. During this course, attendees will be able to witness live demonstrations of VAD equipment via live stream video feed.

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

Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Regis­tered Nursing, Provider Number 15199. The number of contact hours is to be determined.

Emergency Medical Services

This course will be reviewed by San Diego County EMS Provider #37-0230 for appropriate Contact hours.

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.

Event details

Date and time

Thu, Feb 24, 2022

8 am - 12 pm