VAD Management Considerations February 2023
This course was designed to increase knowledge of transplant care, pre-transplant and management of ventricular assist devices
After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:
- Identify common congenital and acquired heart disease that would require a ventricular assist device
- Identify ventricular assist devices commonly used at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
- Understand the functionality and purpose of ventricular assist devices commonly used at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
- Apply basic practices of nursing care related to ventricular assist device dressing changes
Kayla Jubic MSN, RN
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour(s).
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance