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LVAD Basics: LVAD Care in Community-Based Medical Settings

Friday, Dec. 4, 2020

University Conference Center

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine
30 Conference Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

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This program is a continuing education service of Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Heart and Vascular Institute.


This program is designed to provide didactic and hands-on education related to the care of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients residing in the community setting.


The following can benefit from attending this program:

  • RNs
  • LPNs
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Medical assistants
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Other medical team members from settings including emergency medical services in the field, long-term acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities


Allana Langley, RN, MSN, CCRN
Project Coordinator
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Morning (Session 1)

  • 7:45 a.m. | Registration
  • 8 a.m. | Introduction Lecture
  • 9 a.m. | Break
  • 9:15 a.m. | Rotating Stations
  • 11:30 a.m. | Program Evaluation/Adjournment

Afternoon (Session 2)

  • Noon | Registration
  • 12:30 p.m. | Introduction Lecture
  • 1:30 p.m. | Break
  • 1:45 p.m. | Rotating Stations
  • 4 p.m. | Program Evaluation/Adjournment



2.0 PSNA Contact Hours Awarded

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Approved for 3.0 hours of EMS con-ed credit in the “other” category.


There is no fee for this program, but registration is required.


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact Continuing Education at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to resolve any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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