Patient Management Starts in the Operating Room
Prior to leaving the OR, and as part of ongoing patient management with Impella 5.5® with SmartAssist®, confirm that the Tuohy-Borst is locked and confirm three-point external fixations.
During fixation adjustments or bathing, avoid using alcohol or alcohol-based products on the purge sidearm.
Patient Management Topics
Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist Best Practices
Review Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist checklists for the OR and ICU.
Echocardiography for Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist
Learn how echocardiography aids in insertion, positioning and pump management.
Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist TTE and TEE Positioning Summary Guides
Helpful tips and tricks for proper placement using transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
Systemic IV Heparin Rate Calculator
Calculate total heparin delivered to the patient, which includes heparin from both the Impella heart pump’s purge system as well as the systemic IV heparin.