At the conclusion of this course, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
- Recognize indications and contraindications for temporary and durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) implantation.
- Assess the impact of medical and social factors that influence patient outcomes during short- and long-term MCS.
- Recognize options for MCS support and the physiological and technological differences that may influence patient/device selection and management.
- Identify problems and early complications that impact immediate post implant management in the intensive care unit.
- Manage complications of MCS patients during long-term support.
- Diagnose and manage common clinical scenarios, adverse events, and life-threatening emergencies encountered after MCS implantation