Advanced Life Support: Mechanical Circulatory Systems; Enduring Web Course
Original Release Date: 01/17/2023
Last Review Date: October 2022
Termination Date: 01/16/2026
The purpose of this module is to describe the introduction to mechanical circulatory support, general concepts of patient selection, and types of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the role of hemodynamic support in patients with cardiac arrest
- Describe the key patient and arrest characteristics used to select patients for hemodynamic support in the setting of cardiac arrest
- Describe the hemodynamic support devices available to support patients with cardiac arrest
- Describe the process of removing hemodynamic support
- Describe the key quality metrics and registries available for cardiac arrest patients
Joint Accreditation: 01/17/2023 - 01/16/2026
CAPCE: 01/17/2023 - 01/16/2026
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:
- Complete all portions of the online course
- Complete the course evaluation
- Print the Certificate/Statement of Credit
All persons in a position to control educational content of a CE activity provided by the American Heart Association must disclose to the audience all financial relationships with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. The presence or absence of all financial relationships will be disclosed to the audience in activity materials. All unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed will also be disclosed to the audience. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.
The following authors/faculty have declared NO financial interest(s) and/or affiliations (check for not conflicts):
Jason A. Bartos, MD, PhD
Andrea Elliott, MD
Alejandra Gutierrez Bernal, MD
Sallie Johnson, PharmD, BCPS
Kenneth Navarro, MEd, LP
Mary Ann Peberdy, MD
Comilla Sasson, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Sinz, MD, MEd
The list represents the relationships that may be perceived as actual or reasonable conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire, which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 24-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- EMS: Paramedics
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