Treatment options for severe heart failure include left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) and extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are discussed. As nephrology nurses care for patients at risk for heart failure, it is important to understand the indications for the use of these devices and how they work. Learn more about the nursing care for patients with LVADs/ECMO and potential treatment complications.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 11/8/2022.
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.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17499.
ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CNE requirements for relicensure in the states in which they hold a license.
Learning Outcome: Upon completion of this session the learner will state an ability to plan care for a patient with an LVAD or receiving ECMO for heart failure, the goals of therapy, potential complications, and specific nursing interventions.