Heart Failure: The Hemodynamics of Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices

Author(s): Ozekcin Linda R

Contact Hours 1.13

CERP A 1.13

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Cardiovascular, Hemodynamics

Population: Adult

Role: APRN, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Prognosis for patients with cardiogenic shock remains poor. Technology innovations have rapidly accelerated, with the potential to rescue patients with mechanical circulatory support devices widely available. Join this session about intraaortic balloon pumps, percutaneous deployed ventricular assist devices and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to learn about the hemodynamic support available, potential complications and patient outcomes.


  • Compare hemodynamic support provided by mechanical circulatory support devices: IABPs, P-VADs and ECMO.
  • Discuss patient monitoring to reach hemodynamic goals of mechanical support devices.
  • Identify major complications and treatment modalities for preventative actions.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.13 contact hours.

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