ABCs of IABP Use 2020
The goal of this course is to provide the professional nurse with an increased understanding of the mechanisms, indications, complications, and contraindications of Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) usage. Emphasis of this course will be placed on the nursing management and control of an IABP; nursing assessment of the patient with an IABP; and understanding IABP laboratory tests required for the patient receiving IABP therapy. Additionally, nursing care of the patient with an IABP and documentation of nursing care are provided. Potential complications associated with IABP use, and an understanding of patient safety and patient education for those patients receiving therapy with an IABP is included.

Course Publication Date: August 02, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:IABP080220
Contact Hours:5.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Learning Objectives
  • Describe the mechanism of an IABP.

  • State six indications for IABP use.

  • Identify the potential complications associated with IABP use.

  • Explain the control of IABP: triggering, timing, and weaning.

  • State the nursing assessment of a patient receiving therapy with an IABP.

  • Identify the laboratory testing necessary for patients with an IABP.

  • Describe the nursing care and documentation required for IABP patients.

  • Explain the safeguards associated with using an IABP.

  • State the procedures utilized when problem solving during IABP use.

  • Identify the contraindications of using an IABP.


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