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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

An opportunity to develop essential knowledge and skills that are necessary for the safe care and management of a patient requiring an Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP)

Course Content

What is IABP

Indications for this procedure: -

  • Left ventricular failure
  • Mechanical complications of acute MI
  • Post MI ventricular irritability
  • Unstable angina refractory to medical therapy
  • Support for high risk PTCA
  • Failed PTCA
  • Failure to wean off cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Bridge to transplant

Contra-indications for IABP

Implant technique and effect explained

Effect of IABP on the circulation

Explanation of the equipment used

The variation in augmented pressures during differing R-R intervals

The goal and positive effect of IABP

Triggers; Timing cycles and the effect of correct and late timing

Care of the patient with an IABP

Complications and what to do in the event of cardiac arrest

Weaning a patient off IABP

Course Aims and Outcomes

Understand -

  • Indication and contra indication for IABP
  • Complications and risks
  • Implant techniques
  • Follow up care of the patient

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Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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