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Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Symposium for Community Partners

Join us February 6, 2020 in La Jolla!

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 Location

The Schaetzel Center

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

9890 Genesee Ave

La Jolla, California 92037

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.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe components, function and theory of ventricular assist devices (VAD).
  • Discuss VAD alarms and emergency care.
  • Demonstrate how to monitor a VAD patient and normal VAD management.
  • Identify potential complications associated with VADs and how to manage these obstacles.
  • Explain how to contact a VAD team and find additional resources available for VAD learning.

Accreditation and Disclosures

Board of Registered Nursing

Provider approved by the California Board of Regis­tered Nursing, Provider Number 15199 for 3.0 Contact Hours on Thursday, February 6, 2020. No partial hours will be given.

Physician Assistants

This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Emergency Medical Services

This course has been approved by San Diego County EMS Provider #37-0230 for 3 Contact hours.

Commercial Support

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.

Event details

The Schaetzel Center at Scripps Memorial Hospital
9890 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Date and time

Thu, Feb 06, 2020

7:45 am - 11 am