Pacemakers, ICDs and VADs, ("oh no!")

Product #: ARC2017-2017

Objectives

  • Be able to evaluate whether a patient has a pacemaker vs implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD).
  • Be able to appropriately manage a pacemaker/ ICD in a patient who is pacemaker dependent.
  • Be able to recommend intraoperative management of electrosurgical devices and other devices which may affect the function of a pacemaker or ICD.
  • Be able to evaluate the need for invasive arterial pressure monitoring in a patient with a ventricular assist device.