EMS Care Chapter 13 | Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) | Product

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EMS Care Chapter 13 | Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

EMS Care Chapter 13 | Left Ventricular Assist Device | LVAD Training begins with an introduction to the care of the subject. We subsequently explore the care of the LVAD Patient in-depth with the following lessons:

  1. Left Ventricular Assist Devices
  2. LVAD Functionality
  3. Status, Alarms, Actions
  4. LVAD Patient Assessment
  5. Controls for Different LVADs

Caring for the LVAD Patient | LVAD Training

We cover the following core concepts

  • First, what is an LVAD and why is it used.
  • Next, is how to assess an LVAD patient.
  • Number three is to understand how an LVAD works.
  • Fourth is how to evaluate an LVAD device, and manage malfunctions if needed.
  • Number 5 is the immediate information you need to gather on the scene. So, in case you need to call for ALS and the Type of Advanced Life Support you may require
  • Finally, you will review the Generation 2 and 3, LVAD devices you may encounter.

Important Notes:

  • If you only want to take the online course for CME credit, you can pay here.  The fee for online-only does NOT include a skills session nor (re)certification.  You will receive a certificate for CME credit after successful completion of the course.
  • This course is part of the EMT Recertification Day 5 curriculum and the New Initial EMT Course.  Hence, if you sign up for one of those courses, you will be automatically enrolled in this course. Click here for scheduled courses.
  • To get credit for this course, you must watch all the lessons in their entirety, the course review, and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 75% or better.

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