Latest Trends and Advances in Device Therapy
Expiration Date: August 2019
1.0 Contact Hour ANCC
The purpose of this activity is to provide more information about new medications for heart failure patients, what not to give, polypharmacy, and algorithms to titrate.
- List the indications for the following devices used in heart failure; LVAD, CRT, ICD, PPM, and Cardiomems.
- Define the role of intrathoracic impedance monitoring and implications for heart failure management.
- Identify 2 complications associated with left ventricular assist devices
Linda Ordway, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, CHFN
Planning committee members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.
Maggie Cabral, NP, MSN, ACNP-BC
Susan D'Anna, MSN, APRN-BC, CHFN
Dorothy M. DiDomenico, BSN, RN, CCRN
Connie M. Lewis, MSN, ACNP-BC, NP-C, CCRN, CHFN, FHFSA
Mary Lou Osevala, MSN, CNS, CHFN, ANP-BC
Faculty members have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this activity.
ANCC 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.
There is no commercial support for this activity.
Requirement for successful completion
Read the issue in its entirety and the accreditation information below; the articles that have the education logo next to it are part of the enduring educational activity The Connection: Issue 52: Topic: Latest Trends and Advances in Device Therapy. Access the post test, successfully pass it with a minimal score of 70% and submit an evaluation and receive a certificate of completion. Participants who successfully complete this activity in its entirety will be awarded 1.0 contact hour.