Abbott held a comprehensive 2-day heart failure program in March of 2021. The following videos are recordings of the program sessions, and are intended for heart failure clinicians—including nurse practitioners, ventricular assist device (VAD) coordinators, nurses, social workers and other providers interested in heart failure education.
This state-of-the-art heart failure program was designed to enhance knowledge of options for patients with heart failure and the management and support of these patients, and will provide educational content for those new to heart failure devices and will challenge experienced clinicians.
Beth Davidson, DNP, presents the important issues facing healthcare providers who manage heart failure patients and opportunities for improving the patient’s heart failure journey.
Edward Mahoney, PhD, presents on topics from heart failure support groups, including enhanced quality of life, improved communication with healthcare providers and a greater understanding of heart disease. Learn all about the key elements incorporated into a successful support group.
Lisa Rathman, CNP, demonstrates the impact of the CardioMEMS HF System in the management of heart failure patients by highlighting trial data and clinical experience.
Gretchen Foley, PA-C, shows how pulmonary artery pressure monitoring can provide essential insight for complex patients with WHO Group 2 pulmonary hypertension.
Meg Fraser, DNP, ANP-C, presents how the CardioMEMS HF System plays a vital role in the remote management of heart failure patients.
Christina Cheyne, RN, explores how a center has used their comprehensive LVAD experiences and data to form their best practice protocols in the management of the HeartMate 3 LVAD patient population.
As pump technology improves, the systems to monitor and run the pump must also improve. Justin Hamm, RN, explains how one center has adopted the use of the new HeartMate Touch™ monitors into their program.
Tim Robbins, RN, leads a session that explores creative ways to reinforce knowledge retention for patients and caregivers while simultaneously maximizing the training time for the education team.
Understanding the cardiac pump and how it works is important to know when caring for the HeartMate 3 LVAD patient. Kevin Guffey, RN, walks through the pump parameters and pulse index to show how to clinically correlate with patient care.
Developing your HeartMate 3 LVAS troubleshooting skills takes practice. During this session, Tim Robbins, RN uses case studies to walk through different scenarios you may encounter when caring for HeartMate 3 LVAS patients.
As a society we are learning more about incorporating the “virtual” world into our daily practice, and this is no different for our LVAD patients. Sara Dick, RN, discusses concepts of “Tele-VAD” visits for the HeartMate 3 LVAS patient.