2019 Core Competencies in Nursing, Health Sciences and Allied Health: Care of Patients Requiring Mechanical Circulatory Support and Transplantation


When & Where

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
7:45 AM - 6:15 PM

Pacifica 3-5, Loews Royal Pacific Hotel
Orlando, Florida, USA


Sarah Schettle, PA-C
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA


Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, NE-BC, FAAN
University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL, USA

Patricia M. Leisfield, RN
The Prince Charles Hospital, Queensland, Australia

Nancy P. Blumenthal, DNP, CRNP, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Caron Burch, RN, MSN, FNP, CCTC, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, Redwood City, CA, USA
Susan M. Chernenko, RN, MN, NP, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Pamela S. Combs, PhD, RN, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Margaret M. Fregoso, NP, Inova Transplant Center, Fairfax, VA, USA
Steven P. Ivulich, BPharm, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, VC, Australia
Colleen J. Juricek-LaBuhn, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Jane MacIver, RN, NP, PhD, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Tara E. Miller, FNP, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Linda Ohler, MSN, FAAN, FAST, New York University, New York, NY, USA
Michael G. Petty, PhD, RN, CNS, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Nicola Robinson Smith, RN, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Desiree Robson, RN, BSc (Hons), St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Thomas Schlöglhofer, MSc, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Sarah E. Schroeder, ACNP-BC, MSN RN, Bryan Heart, Lincoln, NE, USA
Angela W. Velleca, RN, BSN, CCTC, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Jo Wray, PhD, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
This Academy is intended to offer a concise synopsis of clinical knowledge to support mastery of the core competencies of the selection, pre-transplant, perioperative, and post-transplant management of the thoracic transplant organ recipient by Nursing, Health Sciences, and Allied Health professionals. In addition to basic knowledge, attention is also paid to patients with special needs who require transplantation and to the Nursing, Health Sciences, and Allied Health professionals caring for this unique population.
While all members are invited to enroll, this course is primarily designed to be of benefit for Nursing, Health Sciences, and Allied Health professionals who are in the early stages of their careers, or who are in training and/or are part of a new program, or desire an update on the current state of the field. The information presented covers core competencies and is intended to provide a strong foundation of the overarching principles of thoracic transplant and mechanical circulatory support, rather than as a detailed update for those who are already proficient experts in the field.
At the conclusion of this Course, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
  1. Understand the role of the Transplant and MCS Coordinator and how to evaluate, mange, and care for patients for the short term and long term within this role.
  2. Recognize and appreciate challenges with patients with special needs and identify strategies to implement quality care for all patients.
  3. Identify patient needs at the end of life, how to meet these needs and how to practice self-care.
Accreditation Statement - The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement - ISHLT designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement – Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.25 contact hours for nurses. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Transplant Coordinators
As a designated Approved Provider by the American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC), the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation grants up to 8.25 Category 1 Continuing Education Points for Transplant Coordinators (CEPTCs) for this offering. CEPTC Provider Number: #907-000.
Current guidelines state that participants in CME activities must be made aware of any affiliation or financial interests that may affect the program content or a speaker’s presentation. Planners, Faculty and Chairs participating in this meeting are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentations or service as Chair/Planner. These disclosures will be distributed at the meeting. Additionally, all speakers have been asked to verbally disclose at the start of their presentation if a product they are discussing is not labeled for the use under discussion or is still investigational.