Category: Abiomed Academy


Femoral Insertion of Impella 2.5/CP with AIC

This instructional video provides the steps to insert the Impella 2.5® or Impella CP® with the assistance of the Automated Impella Controller into the femoral artery. Subscribe, Tweet this or join the conversation by following us on Twitter: @ProtectedPCI AIC-007-17 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information associated with the … Continue reading “Femoral Insertion of Impella 2.5/CP with AIC”

Training Video for the Axillary Insertion Kit

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Automated Impella Controller (AIC) Interpretation in the ICU

How to Interpret the Automated Impella® Controller Vin Barry, Director of Product Development at Abiomed joins Dr. George Vetrovec to discuss how physicians should interpret the Automated Impella Controller (AIC) while making rounds. The AIC algorithm includes: Alarm Window Catheter Model Performance Level Mean Flow Placement Signal Waveform Motor Current Waveform Additionally, Vin presents a … Continue reading “Automated Impella Controller (AIC) Interpretation in the ICU”

Dr. Raja Hatem: Best Practices for Creating an Impactful PowerPoint Presentation

Dr. Raja Hatem has created more than 100 PowerPoint presentations. He explains how to make an impactful PowerPoint for presenting case reviews. IM2-052-17 To learn more about the Impella® platform of heart pumps, including important risk and safety information associated with the use of the devices, please visit: www.protectedpci.com/indications-use-safety-information/

Protected PCI Programs: Training with the Impella 2.5™ Heart Pump

Training and education are key components of Protected PCI™ programs using the Impella 2.5™ heart pump.Who Should Be Trained?Successful Protected PCI programs aim to train everyone involved in the Protected PCI program and include:
  • Cardiovascular surgery staff
  • Perfusion staff
  • Cardiovascular nurses and technologists from the cath lab who assist with the set-up and insertion of the Impella 2.5 device
  • Critical care nurses who care for the patient, monitor the device, change tubing and troubleshoot alarms
  • ICU staff who accommodate the acute needs of Protected PCI patients, troubleshoot alarms, titrate drips and fulfill charting requirements
  • Pharmacists who develop heparin drip protocols for the Impella 2.5 device, provide dextrose solution to the cath lab and handle orders for pre- and post-procedure care
  • Clinical Nurse Navigators who provide education and follow-up for patients
  • Coding and billing for reimbursement codes for the insertion, care and removal of the Impella 2.5 device
  • Clinical Nurse Educators who establish training and competency-based evaluation
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