HeartMate II and HeartWare LVAD Training Class

Wednesday, Oct. 30

This course will cover basic principles of LVAS function, trouble-shooting and patient care.

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 8 am to 2 pm
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Auditorium Room A-B
7901 Frost St.
San Diego, CA 92123
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Presented by Sharp Memorial Hospital

This course will cover basic principles of LVAS function, trouble-shooting and patient care.

The class is intended for Sharp RNs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and all RNs who are new to Heartmate LVAS and the HeartWare LVAS or would like a refresher. Attendees must obtain the training manual and read it before the class.

At the completion of this class the participant will be able to:

  • Describe nursing responsibilities for the care of the patient with the Heartmate or HeartWare LVAS
  • Describe the routine maintenance required of the Heartmate and HeartWare
  • Discuss the design and operation of the HeartMate II LVAS and the HeartWare LVAS
  • Discuss troubleshooting emergency situations and actions to be taken for each LVAS
  • Identify two operating alarms and corrective measures for each
  • List indicators for use of both the HeartMate II LVAS and HeartWare LVAS

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or login to your account to cancel online.

Special Instructions

You must get the HeartMate II and HeartWare Self Learning Modules from the critical care secretary. Both the modules must be read prior to attending class. If you have any questions, please call Leticia Huezo at 858-939-6963.

Presenter Information

This course is instructed by:

Marcia Stahovich, RN, CCRN
Suzanne Chillcott, BSN, RN
Mechanical Circulatory Support Department


This course had been Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #70) for six contact hours.

You must bring your RN License with you to the class to receive the CEUs.

Parking Information

Patients and visitors may park in front of the hospital or in the parking structures located on Frost Street, on Health Center Drive or in front of Sharp Mary Birch. Parking fees may apply.