Cardiosave IABP Training Curriculum 

This recommended curriculum is essential for Cardiosave IABP users, both new and current, to ensure safe and effective device utilization. Completing all four modules earns users a certificate of completion. It offers comprehensive training in intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) therapy, covering catheter selection, positioning, timing, physiological effects, monitoring, and complication management. Participants gain an understanding of setting up and operating the Getinge Cardiosave IABP through practical video tutorials. Troubleshooting for ECG, arterial pressure signals, and alarms are also addressed, to enhance confidence in IABP usage in clinical scenarios.

Modules in the curriculum

Module One: Theory of Counterpulsation Therapy

This program provides comprehensive insights into intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation therapy, addressing catheter selection, positioning, timing, physiological effects, essential monitoring techniques, and management of potential complications.

Module Two: Cardiosave IABP Setup and Operation

The program discusses the technical considerations for a patient requiring IABP therapy. At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to demonstrate set-up and operation of the Getinge Cardiosave IABP.

Module Three: Cardiosave Inservice

This program offers comprehensive training on the Cardiosave IABP, incorporating recorded videos of hands-on inservicing. It provides instruction on Cardiosave IABP operation, including monitor navigation, touchscreen settings, and helium tank replacement, enhancing skill and confidence in clinical scenarios.

Module Four: Cardiosave IABP Troubleshooting Strategies

This program focuses on troubleshooting strategies related to the Cardiosave Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump. It guides healthcare professionals through preventative measures and corrective actions for ECG and arterial pressure signal-related issues, as well as probable causes and corrective actions for potential alarms, enhancing their skills in various patient care scenarios involving IABP.

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