Protected PCI Programs: Impella Training for Physicians
High quality training for physicians on the use of Impella® devices is a key component of Abiomed’s Protected PCI™ program. The physician training program consists of two parts.
The first part consists of a series of lectures conducted by Abiomed’s field team with hands-on instruction using the Automated Impella Controller. The lectures can be combined or replaced with Abiomed’s online modules, depending on the physician’s schedule. Upon completion of the first part of Impella training, each physician is required to demonstrate their knowledge on a post-test. Physicians who successfully complete the first part of the Impella training program are awarded a certificate.
The second part of Abiomed’s Impella training program involves insertion of the Impella device.
Abiomed recommends the physician and one of Abiomed’s representatives conduct two Impella insertions together. A second certificate is provided for successful completion of the insertion component of the Impella training program.
Abiomed is committed to educating all Impella users at the highest level and offers additional courses on the use of Impella devices throughout the year. Abiomed’s goal is to increase the overall knowledge of Impella users and provide the best treatment option for patients with optimal outcomes.