Heart and Vascular Institute Continuing Education Programs

 

 

 

9th Annual Vascular Ultrasound Symposium
Saturday, May 2, 2015
Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey, Harrisburg, PA
B5653-15-Y

OVERVIEW
This program will provide an educational opportunity for physicians, sonographers, nurses, and other health-care professionals to increase their knowledge about vascular diagnostic ultrasound and its role in the care of patients with arterial and venous disease. It will provide an open forum for vascular health-care professionals to learn and discuss best practices and emerging trends.

"Faculty"

John Radtka, MD, RPVI*
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery


Frank Lynch, MD, FSIR*
Professor of Radiology Surgery and Medicine

Robert G. Atnip, MD, RVT, RPVI*
PSHHVI Vascular Surgery Division
Medical Director PSHHVI Vascular Diagnostics


Marsha Neumyer, BS, RVT, FSDMS, FSVU, FAIUM
International Director
Vascular Diagnostic Educational Services


Amy Reed, MD, FACS*
Professor and Chief, Vascular Surgery

* Penn State College of Medicine Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Accommodations
Accommodations are the responsibility of the program participant.  A list of Hershey are lodging is available upon request or online at pennstatehershey.org/web/guest/patientcare/patientvisitorinformatoin/lodging

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Registration is open

Penn State Hershey ePass User
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Non-Penn State Hershey User
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COMPASS User Guide

 

 

LVAD Basics-What You Need to Know
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
B5742B-15-Y

Brochure
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Penn State Hershey ePass User
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Non-Penn State Hershey User
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COMPASS User Guide


 

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Where: Penn State Hershey Medical Center University Conference Center

Sessions offered: Two sessions offered on same day at 7:30 am – 11:30am and Noon – 4:00 pm

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. Continuing Education Credits  (1 PSNA and 1 CME) will be provided for completion of this training session.

There is no cost for this program. 

Registration maintained by CME

 

Repeating Agenda (7:30am-11:30 & Noon-4:00pm)

7:30-8am / Noon-12:30pm Registration

8am-9am/12:30-1:30pm Introduction Lecture 1 hour

9:00-9:15/ 1:30-1:45 Break

9:15-11:15/ 1:45-3:45pm

Rotating Stations (30 minutes each)

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

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