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Choose the markers that you may look at to ensure the patient has a good cardiac output?
Your patient with the HeartMate 3™ has no palpable pulse. What would be the appropriate response?
What parameter can you alter on the HeartMate 3™ to alter flow to the patient?
How long is the battery life of two HeartMate 3™ fully charged batteries?
For the HeartMate 3™ what happens if you disconnect both power cords at the same time?
Select reasons that the patient may have a PI event.
What happens to the pump when a PI event occurs?
If your patients PI increases from baseline around 2 to 7, what should you consider as a potential issue?
What indicator(s) do you look for to make sure the pump is running?
Before getting the patient out of bed, what should the nurse do first in order to change the patient from AC power to battery power with the HeartMate 3™?
11. A patient with a HeartMate 3™ LVAD has a 50 beat run of ventricular tachycardia. The patient was asymptomatic but the device flows temporarily decreased from 4.5 to 3.8 during the dysrhythmia. The nurse knows that:
The HeartMate 3™ is FDA approved to be implanted in children and adolescents.
Check the signs and symptoms of RV failure after LVAD placement.