TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Parallel Session: Building and Enhancing an MCS Program

Course Directors: Jen Cook MD, Aly El Banayosy MD, Marv Slepian MD, Rich Smith MSEE

 

1:15 – 1:40: 1.  Team Building: Basic and Advanced Elements – MD, VAD Coordinator, TX Surgeon, VAD Surgeon, HTx Program, Pharmacy, Palliative Care, Social Worker, Psychiatric Care, Financial Counselor – K. Nelson, R. Smith, J. Cook

1:40- 1:50: 2.  Infrastructure – Facility, Resources, Administrative Buy-in and Support, Eqpt, ORs, ICU  – Z. Khalpey, J. Cook, K. Nelson, R. Smith

1:50 – 2:05: 3.  Referral Base, Hub and Spoke Transfer and Shared Care Model – K. Nelson

2:05 – 2:20: 4.  Patient Selection – Types, Timing – D. Horstmanshof, E. Birks

2:20 – 2:35: 5.  Acute Support – Pharmacology, Timing, Devices = A “Tool” to save lives and enhance a Program – A. El Banayosy, R. Wong

2:35- 2:50: 6.  Long Term VADs, BiVADS, RVAD – F. Arabia, J. Long, Z. Khalpey

2:50 – 3:00: Questions

3:00 – 3:15: Coffee Break/Exhibits

3:15 – 3:25: 7.  TAH – Arabia

3:25 – 3:40: 8.  Select Surgical Issues – AMI, Small ventricles, Restrictive CM/DHF, VSD – Panel:   C. Bermudez, Z. Khalpey, J. Long, M. Ono

3:40 – 4:00: 9.  Post-op management – Nutrition, Anticoagulation, Ambulation, Education and Preparation for DC – optimizing for best outcomes – Panel: E. Birks, K. Breathett, J. Cook, El Banayosy, K. Nelson, R. Smith

4:00 – 4:20: 10.  Outpatient f/u and management – medical, nutrition, exercise, OT/PT, Psychological, Spiritual – Panel: K. Chapman, S. Hankins, R. Jocson, K. Nelson, R. Smith

4:20 – 4:35: 11.  Quality – How to assess, metrics, how to improve – M. Slaughter

4:35 – 4:50: 12.  Transplantation issues – Should we transplant a stable MCS patient, timing, medical and surgical issues – S. Airhart, F. Arabia, E. Birks, S. Hankins, M. Ono

4:50 – 5:00: 13.  End of life – the process, for whom, how, where? – K. Nelson, A. El Banayosy

5:00 – 5:10: Questions

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