MCS Coordinator University of Chicago Orland Park, Illinois
Laura Roark, RN: No financial relationships to disclose
Krystina Chickerillo: No financial relationships to disclose
An interactive presentation providing understanding of how the assessment of a patient with a durable Ventricular Assist Device differs from an ordinary patient, what to do in emergency situations and how to respond to an unresponsive VAD patient. Will discuss how to identify and assess VAD equipment and alarms and how to treat. Present several case studies. Provide educational resources for future use.
Describe the purpose, function and components of a Ventricular Assist Device
Understand differences in the assessment of a patient with a Ventricular Assist Device
Identify the steps in assessing an unresponsive patient with a Ventricular Assist Device