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.
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.