Resources for Nurses
Heparin-Free Purge: Bicarbonate-Based Purge Solution
Sodium bicarbonate purge solution for Impella® heart pumps received FDA PMA approval in April 2022, as an alternative to heparin, for patients who are intolerant to heparin or in whom heparin is contraindicated.
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Placing a Mattress Suture During Explant of Impella RP® with SmartAssist®
Learn how to place a mattress suture during explant of the Impella RP with SmartAssist in the ICU.
Assessing and Maintaining Impella Heart Pump Access Site
Learn how to assess the Impella access site and help prevent access site bleeding.
Impella Skills Video: Adjusting the LV Placement Signal
This Impella skills video demonstrates how to adjust the LV placement signal for the Impella CP® with SmartAssist® and Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®.
Learn more about effective hemodynamic support in elective and urgent high-risk PCI with the Impella platform.
AMI Cardiogenic Shock
Reverse the downward spiral of cardiogenic shock by identifying patients early, treating them with a good protocol and following them with hemodynamic monitoring.
Right Heart Failure
Learn how to identify right ventricular failure, review criteria for consideration of right-sided support, and access other resources to improve patient outcomes.