The Learner Notification
for the 2023 ISHLT Academy Master Class in Pediatric Mechanical Circulatory Support is now available. You can download the document using the button below.
This course will focus on the use of mechanical circulatory support in the complex patient population of pediatrics. Content will cover the challenges that are faced in treating pediatric patients including lack of devices scaled for a smaller size, difficulties around anticoagulation and complications encountered.
This course is intended for members with higher levels of expertise (completed the core curriculum course on MCS and/or primary practice in MCS for 5 years or more). The target healthcare professionals would be pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, pediatric pulmonologists with pulmonary hypertension or advanced lung failure expertise, pediatric intensivists, pediatric anesthesiologists, pediatric ICU and cardiology nurses, perfusionists, VAD coordinators and VAD teams. While all members are invited to enroll, Master Classes are primarily designed to be of benefit for health care professionals who are beyond the training stages of their careers. This may be professionals who are seeking additional proficiencies, who wish to understand current areas of controversy, or who desire an update on the current advanced topics of the field. The information presented is intended to provide insights beyond core competencies established in the specialty.
At the conclusion of this meeting, participants will have improved competence and professional performance in their ability to:
- Recognize bleeding and clotting challenges and the appropriate therapy.
- Identify the unique challenges in congenital pediatric patients with MCS support.
- Understand the potential complications and the management of pediatric patients during MCS support.
- Identify the different mechanical support options for pediatric patients with Pulmonary Hypertension.
Accreditation & Credit Designation Statements
The International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ISHLT designates this live activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (each Academy is 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)™)
. Two Academies can be attended on April 18, 2023 for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation 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.
Nurses and Pharmacists
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 9.00 ANCC contact hours (each Academy has 4.50 ANCC contact hours)
. in the activity.
Pharmacists (ACPE) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 9.00 knowledge-based CPE contact hours. (Each Academy has 4.50 knowledge-based CPE contact hours).
NOTE to Pharmacists: The only official Statement of Credit is the one you pull from CPE Monitor. You must request your certificate within 30 days of your participation in the activity to meet the deadline for submission to CPE Monitor.