Annual Conference

ASAIO VAD Coordinator Program

 ASAIO 63rd Annual Conference – Chicago – June 21 – 24, 2017.

VAD Coordinator Co-Chairs:
Pamela Combs, PhD, RN, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL
Lori Edwards, MSN, RN, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Peggy Blood, MSN, RN, University of Alabama at Birmingham



VAD 1 – Strategies For Every Day Life Within A VAD Program
Integration Of Processes Within VAD Programs
Telemonitoring:  Challenges and Benefits
Enhancing Difficult MCS Team Decisions
Future Challenges With MCS


VAD 2 – Shark Tank
VAD Equipment Management
Sustainable Staffing Models
Keeping Rehab, SNF and Dialysis Centers Ready to Receive
Self Care Management Model
Efficacy Of A Thrombus Management Protocol
Importance Of Understanding Why Patients Refuse DT LVAD
Outpatient Rehabilitation of VAD Patients & Monitoring Daily Life Activity
Orientation/Education Of Team Members