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The VAD Coordinator Pathway is designed to support new VAD Coordinators and to help experienced VAD Coordinators develop their approach using various educational resource formats developed by Abbott’s Professional Education team.

We offer a multi-phased learning pathway, in order to help you access the resources you need when you need them.

Phase 1 Learning Pathway Objectives

  • Discuss the strategies for patient management post HeartMate 3™ LVAS implant as well as considerations during implant.
  • Understand the important advancements in mechanical circulatory support.
  • Identify HeartMate 3 LVAS resources and access as needed.

Phase 1 Resources

Webinars

HeartMate 3 LVAS Patient Management Strategies

Paolo Colombo, MD, and Melana Yuzefpolskaya, MD, discuss HeartMate 3 LVAS patient management and the NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center experience.

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Implementing Protocols to Reduce Driveline Infections: A Single Site Perspective

Carole Ballew, NP, presents a single-center perspective on implementing protocols to reduce driveline infections.

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Surgical Considerations During Implantation of the HeartMate 3 LVAD

Christopher T. Salerno, MD, reviews the implantation steps for the HeartMate 3 LVAD.

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Advancements in Mechanical Circulatory Support for Advanced Heart Failure

Doug Horstmanshof, MD, reviews advancements with HeartMate 3 LVAD for the treatment of advanced heart failure.

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Updates in Advanced Heart Failure

This video provides recent updates in heart failure care and guidance on when to consider patients for advanced heart failure therapies.

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Instructions for Use and Pocket Guides

We offer instructions for use (IFUs), alarm information, and pocket guides for the HeartMate™ II LVAS and HeartMate 3 LVAS that can be found on the manuals website.
 

Checklists and Additional Guides

HeartMate 3 LVAS Checklists and Resource Documents

Manuals Website

Phase 2 Learning Pathway Objectives

  • Understand the findings of the MOMENTUM 3 clinical trial and other current, relevant publications regarding the HeartMate 3™ LVAS.
  • Demonstrate a general understanding of HeartMate 3 LVAS pump parameters and when to make appropriate parameter changes.
  • Understand power curves, pump power, pump flow and the operating differences in HeartMate II™ LVAD and HeartMate 3™ LVAD.

Phase 2 Resources

Webinars

LVAD Physiology and Management - Understanding PI and Other Pump Parameters

Speaker Dr. Jonathan Grinstein discusses advanced principles of pump parameters for HeartMate 3 LVAS, including potential clinical causes of abnormal parameters.

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Setting the Standard in LVAD Therapy with MOMENTUM 3 Long-term Clinical Evidence

Dr. Daniel Goldstein discusses the HeartMate 3 LVAD, the long-term clinical outcomes from the MOMENTUM 3 Trial and the coming landscape of LVAD therapy.

Setting the Standard in LVAD Therapy with MOMENTUM 3 Long-term Clinical Evidence

Early Clinician-Patient Discussions for Improved Decision Making and Acceptance of LVAD Therapy

Greg Egnaczyk, MD, explores insights and strategies on timing, tools and best practices to improve patient education and acceptance of LVAD therapy.

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Checklist and Guides

HeartMate 3 LVAS: Pump Parameters Overview

This card is an overview designed to help healthcare professionals educate their patients about pump parameters.

Additional Clinical Trial Information

Publications and Presentations from the MOMENTUM 3 Trial

Advanced Learning Pathways

Abbott’s Professional Education Team offers additional opportunities to continue VAD education.

Additional Advanced Webinars

Tools Used to Help VAD Coordinators Taking VAD Call

In this interactive discussion, VAD coordinator Tim Robbins, BSN, CCRN, speaks on his experience and ideas for managing patient calls.

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Utilizing Mechanical Circulatory Support in Patients with a Smaller Body Habitus

This webinar features Ezequiel Molina, MD, Yoshifumi Naka, MD, and David Morales, MD, discussing surgical techniques and outcomes with the HeartMate 3 LVAD in small BSA patients.

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Thoracotomy Implant Considerations for the HeartMate 3 LVAS

In this webinar, Igor Gozev, MD, Akinobu Otah, MD, and Robert Kormos, MD, discuss surgical techniques for implanting the HeartMate 3 LVAD via lateral thoracotomy.

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