Heart and Vascular Institute Continuing Education Programs

 

 

 

Dimensions in Heart and Vascular Care and Stroke Symposium

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey
D5958-17-4

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OVERVIEW

With cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health being dependent upon management of the same risk factors, health-care professionals must stay abreast of the developments within both fields.

Open to all members of the interdisciplinary team, our newly combined educational event is designed to highlight the numerous updates and advances within the fields of heart, vascular and cerebrovascular disease management. 

 

Featuring the following topics:

  • Carotid Disease: Medical Management vs. Surgical vs. Endovascular Intervention
  • Blood Pressure Management: From the Head, the Heart, and the Kidneys
  • Atrial Fibrillation Management: Skipping a Beat
  • Adverse Cardiovascular Consequences of Dietary Salt Intake: Insight from Basic and Clinical Research Studies
  • Advanced Care Planning: Where and How
  • Telemedicine: Past, Present, Future
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Office: Dizzy Patients, Neurological or Cardiac Problem?

LVAD Basics-LVAD Care in Community-Based Medical Settings

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Date(s):

  • Tuesday, September 19, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 8, 2016

Location: Penn State Hershey Medical Center, University Conference Center

Sessions offered:

  • 7:30 a.m. - Noon
  • Noon - 4 p.m.

The Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute is providing free educational session that include didactic and hands on training related to the care of Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) patients in community based medical settings. These sessions are intended for RN, LPNs, Medical Assistants, EMT, Paramedics and other medical team members from settings including Emergency Medical Services in the field, Long-term Acute Care Facilities and SNIF.

There is no cost for this program. 

Registration maintained by CME

Session 1 Agenda (7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)

7:30 a.m. - Registration

8 a.m. - Introduction Lecture
               Allana Langley, RN, MSN, CCRN

9 a.m. - Break

9:15 a.m. - Rotating Stations (30 minutes each)

  • Heartmate II power sources/ controller
  • Heartware power sources/controller
  • Dressing change
  • Basic Care/Emergency Care

11:30 a.m. - Program Evaluation/Adjournment

Session 2 Agenda (Noon – 4 p.m.)

Noon - Registration

12:30 p.m. - Introduction Lecture
               Allana Langley, RN, MSN, CCRN

1:30 p.m. - Break

1:45 p.m. - Rotating Stations (30 minutes each)

  • Heartmate II power sources/ controller
  • Heartware power sources/controller
  • Dressing change
  • Basic Care/Emergency Care

4 p.m. - Program Evaluation/Adjournment

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate how to change the controller on Heartware and Heartmate II devices
  • Demonstrate how to change power sources on Heartware and Heartmate II devices
  • Demonstrate how to perform an LVAD drive line dressing change
  • Demonstrate LVAD hemodynamics
  • Identify LVAD basic indications/contraindications, components, and goal of therapy
  • Discuss the elements of daily routine care and lifestyle changes care associated with a patient living with an LVAD
  • Identify unique elements of emergency care and appropriate interventions

Credit
2.0 contact hours awarded. Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Nursing Education
and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by
PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation.

It is our policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of
our sponsored educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant
financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place
to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program
participants at the beginning of the activity