Expiration Date: May 2014
To discuss the role of the Wearable Cardiac Defibrillators in the treatment of Heart Failure patients at risk of SCA. Discussion will include an overview of SCA risk in HF patients, as well as management strategies when long-term arrhythmia risk has not been established.
OBJECTIVES1. Describe what a life vest is and who is a life vest patient?
2. Discuss safety and efficacy of a life vest.
3. Define how a life vest is part of continuum of care.
4. Discuss society guidelines, FDA indications and coverage by insurance companies.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION
Participant must read the accreditation information, complete the activity in its entirety, successfully pass the post test with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation to be awarded contact hours.
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN
FACULTYVera Barton-Caro RN, MSN FNP-BC
Richard F Terry MD,Inc./The Heart Failure Clinic of Wheeling,WV
Faculty member has no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to the independent learning activity.
ACCREDITATION STATEMENTThis 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.
DISCLAIMERLearners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.