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Cardiogenic Shock

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Learning Objectives

  • The new (2019) SCAI A-to-E classification system for CS
  • When, how, and why to use data derived from PA catheters to drive diagnosis and treatment
  • Recognition and treatment of CS subtypes
  • Early management decisions
  • Mechanical support options
  • Core measures for the success of the course are:
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS)
  • Survival to hospital discharge
  • 30-day survival
  • Survival to destination therapy (LVAD, transplant)

Course Description

The course is designed to improve outcomes in cardiogenic shock (CS) by optimizing early recognition and management. Mortality rates for CS have been stubbornly above 50 percent for decades. Recent improvements in identifying subtypes of CS and addressing right and left heart failure with percutaneous ventricular assist devices have been strikingly successful, and standards of care are changing in response.

Course at a Glance

target audience icon Target Learners:

Nurses, Providers

time to complete icon Average Completion Time:

30 Minutes

contributor icon Co-development Partner(s):

Atrium Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

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