Core Curriculum for Nephrology Nursing, Sixth Edition

Module 4: Chapter 6 - The Patient with a Ventricular Assist Device

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Contact hours available until 4/1/2019.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

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  1. Relate the most common symptoms that patients experience with acute heart failure to the causes of the heart failure.
  2. Discuss the focus of treatment for patients with heart failure, including the LVAD.
  3. Name the four pump parameters and discuss the nurse's responsibility for monitoring.
  4. Describe assessment of the patient with an LVAD.

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Module 4: Chapter 6 - The Patient with a Ventricular Assist Device

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