Power Hour: Mechanical Circulatory Support Power Hour

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This session will provide an overview of current available durable mechanical circulatory support and provide an overview of the most common complications of VAD therapy. Additionally, information about patient and caregiver considerations with patient selection and education will be discussed. 


Lori Anderson, RN
Linda Ordway, ACNP-BC, CHFN

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall various devices currently available to provide mechanical circulatory support 
  • Using results from the INTERMACS database, describe the current outcomes data available for durable mechanical circulatory support
  • Describe most common complications of durable left ventricular assist devices 


Accreditation Statement
This activity is provided by the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN). The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure/Conflicts of Interest
The planners and faculty for this activity do not have any relevant relationships to disclose unless listed below. Any resulting conflicts of interest have been resolved according to ANCC guidance.

Disclosure of Commercial Support
AAHFN did not receive commercial support from any organizations for this activity.   

Enduring Education Activity
Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
1.5 Contact Hours ANCC