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A Guide to Mechanical Circulatory Support

A Primer for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Clinicians

  • Describes the multidisciplinary approach of Patients with heart and/or lung failure that require MCS/ECMO

  • Addresses the Administrative and Professional needs of these clinicians, aside from clinical context

  • A key resource for any Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) clinician

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Table of contents (22 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. Mechanical Circulatory Support: Evolution and History

    • Michael Sobieski, Joanne Chichetti
    Pages 1-12
  3. Pump Design and Mechanics

    • Kathy Princer
    Pages 13-28
  4. Patient Optimization Prior to MCS

    • Brittany Rhoades, Holly Hamm, Scott Stewart
    Pages 39-55
  5. Surgical Insertion of a Ventricular Assist Device

    • George Batsides, Anja Strehlow
    Pages 57-68
  6. Postoperative Management of the VAD Patient

    • Sarah E. Schroeder, Sarah Schettle
    Pages 69-87
  7. Ventricular Assist Device Complications

    • Angela Washenko, Jami Bennett, Justin Hamm
    Pages 89-107
  8. Infectious Concerns and Prevention for Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices

    • Marcia Stahovich, Krista Marz, Jennifer Nowaczyk
    Pages 109-132
  9. Anticoagulation for Ventricular Assist Devices

    • Colleen Labuhn, Lisa Peters
    Pages 133-143
  10. Nutrition for the Advanced Heart Failure and VAD Patient

    • R. Dawn Lowery, Laura A. Coyle
    Pages 157-172
  11. Outpatient Management for the VAD Patient

    • Lori Edwards, Thomas Berg
    Pages 173-179
  12. Regulatory Agencies Impacting Mechanical Circulatory Support Programs

    • Peggy Blood, Roxanne Siemeck, Linda Staley
    Pages 181-192
  13. Reimbursement in Ventricular Assist Device Implant and Care

    • Erin Davis, Michelle McCardell
    Pages 193-203
  14. Ventricular Assist Devices for the Pediatric Population

    • Mary Mehegan, Jenna Murray
    Pages 205-216
  15. Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support

    • Kanika Mody, Keaton Lloyd, Andrea Stuart, Kelly Stelling, Kristina Lindsey
    Pages 217-234
  16. Administrative Aspects of the Ventricular Assist Device Program

    • Peggy Blood, Kathleen Davidson, Anne Luke
    Pages 235-241
  17. Psychosocial and Palliative Aspects of VAD Care

    • Martha Abshire Saylor, Shunichi Nakagawa
    Pages 243-253

About this book

This unique book details a multidisciplinary approach for providers caring for the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) patient. Authors discuss the history of MCS, patient selection, surgical and post-operative care, mobility and nutritional issues for this subgroup of patients, along with outpatient management.  They are expert clinicians in the field of MCS and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), who provide direct patient care, conduct research, publish and maintain current leadership positions within the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplant and International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians.
Non-clinical issues including Regulatory, Reimbursement, Administration, Program Development and links to Professional Organizations supporting MCS Clinicians are presented in the book that will be of great value to Nurses first, but also to Advanced Practice Providers (NP/PA), Dieticians, Physical Therapists and Administrators.




Keywords

  • Heart Failure
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)
  • Thoracic Transplant
  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Lung Failure

Editors and Affiliations

  • Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, USA

    Scott Stewart

  • UAB Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA

    Peggy Blood

About the editors

Scott Stewart, DNP, APNC, CNL is the supervisor of the mechanical circulatory support program at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, NJ, USA. He began his VAD career at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Columbia as a staff nurse on the VAD surgical stepdown unit and quickly advanced to the role of VAD coordinator. His focus has been on process improvement and streamlining patient care pathways. His research interest focuses on process improvement for emergency management providers. He has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals regarding the care of VAD patients. He is a current member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and the International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians. Scott holds a Bachelors of Science in Molecular Biology from Montclair State University, and obtained his entry into nursing by attaining a Masters of Nursing as part of the inaugural class of the Clinical Nurse Leader program at Seton Hall University. He later received his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 

 

Peggy Blood MSN, RN is the Nursing Director for the Department of Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital (UABH), USA. She began her career in medical/surgical critical care nursing and found her passion in the management of advanced heart failure patients. She joined the Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant team in 1990 at UABH as a Thoracic Transplant Coordinator. As the CNS in the Heart and Lung Transplant ICU, she created the VAD Coordinator role and formal VAD Program at UAB. Her current responsibilities include administering the durable VAD, ECMO and acute circulatory support programs within the Department of MCS. Peggy has presented nationally and internationally and has numerous peer reviewed publications on outcomes of MCS therapy. She was instrumental in establishing the International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) in 2007 and later served as board member, Treasurer and President. She is also an active member of ASAIO and ISHLT. Peggy obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Kent State Ashtabula Campus, Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgetown University and her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She received post graduate certifications as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Quality and Safety from UAB.

 




Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: A Guide to Mechanical Circulatory Support

  • Book Subtitle: A Primer for Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Clinicians

  • Editors: Scott Stewart, Peggy Blood

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-05713-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-05712-0Published: 10 November 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-05713-7Published: 08 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 281

  • Number of Illustrations: 6 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Nursing, Cardiac Surgery, Surgery, Cardiology, Transplant Surgery

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eBook USD 69.99
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  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
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  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 89.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

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