Ventricular Assist Devices: A Bridge to Transplant
This activity was designed to increase knowledge of transplant care pre-transplant for cardiac patients
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
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.
- 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