Ventricular Assist Devices: A Bridge to Transplant

Pittsburgh, PA US
November 30, 2021

This activity was designed to increase knowledge of transplant care pre-transplant for cardiac patients

Target Audience

Registered Nurses 

Learning Objectives

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
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/30/2021
Course expires: 
12/14/2021
Event starts: 
11/30/2021 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
11/30/2021 - 8:00am
UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
4401 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
United States

 

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 hours.

 

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.  

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
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