This course will review the basics of how ventricular assist devices work, how to monitor patients, potential complications, and how to handle the equipment.
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.
After attending this live internet activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify components, function and theory of device.
- Describe VAD alarms and emergency care.
- Describe how to monitor a VAD patient and normal VAD management.
- Identify and manage potential complications associated with VADs.
- Verbalize how to contact a VAD team and find additional resources available for VAD learning.
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.
This course is supported, in part, by educational grants from industry, in accordance with ACCME Accreditation Standards for Commercial Support. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.
Cultural and Linguistic Competency
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires that all CME activities comprising a patient care element include curriculum addressing the topic of cultural and linguistic competency. The intent of this bill is to ensure that health care professionals are able to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through effective and appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. A variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which can be found in the Cultural & Linguistic Competency Resource Guide.
Date and time
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
8 am - 11:45 am