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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To present nurses with an overview of the unique and complicated challenges faced by individuals who originally had left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) implanted as a bridge to transplant (BTT) but are delisted and consequently live with LVADs until the end of life.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe the challenges faced by patients, caregivers, and health care providers when LVAD as BTT becomes destination therapy (DT).
  2. List clinical interventions to avoid negative repercussions and improve the care of unexpected LVAD DT.
Price: $24.95


  • ANCC 2.5 CH
  • DC - BON 2.5 CH
  • FL - BON 2.5 CH
  • GA - BON 2.5 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, #50-1223, Florida Board of Nursing, #50-1223, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: JHPN0915B
Published: Oct 2015
Expires: 9/4/2020
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN; Frances Eichholz-Heller, MSW, LMSW, ACHP-SW; Shunichi Nakagawa, MD