Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Timing: Review of Evidence Supporting Current Practice
Patricia M. Hanlon-Pena, RN, BSN, MBA, MSN/Ed and Susan J. Quaal, PhD
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Learning Objectives

At the completion of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe the pathophysiological effects and goals of intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation.
  • Identify factors that affect intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation efficacy and appropriate hemodynamic assessment parameters for evaluating efficacy of counterpulsation therapy.
  • Discuss timing methods, potential timing errors, and considerations for timing of intra-aortic balloon pump counterpulsation in specific clinical situations.

Continuing Education Information

CE ID: A112004
Total Contact Hours: 1.00
Pharma Hours: 0.0
Synergy Cat: A
Test Expires: 7/1/2015

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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Timing: Review of Evidence Supporting Current Practice

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