Experience Smart. Innovation. at NTI 2021

This year’s National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Exposition might be virtual, but you can still count on Edwards Lifesciences to deliver an immersive and action-packed NTI experience.

Our team is eager to connect with you to share the latest clinician-led expos, educational resources, information on hemodynamic monitoring solutions and more – so that you can stay ahead of critical moments.

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Sunset Session

Hypotension: The Shocking Truth Tuesday, May 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m. PT

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ExpoEd Sessions

Watch clinician speakers deliver in-depth insights on today’s most relevant critical care topics

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Product Demonstrations

Experience our solutions for smart recovery

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Events

Tune in to our live and on-demand educational sessions to hear directly from the experts on the latest issues and insights that are impacting critical care in 2021. To attend a session, add the event to your NTI calendar.

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Sunset Session

Hypotension: The Shocking Truth

Tuesday, May 25, 2:30–3:30 p.m. PT

Description:

While most agree that hypotension results in poor tissue perfusion and, therefore, negative outcomes, there is a wide disparity on acceptable thresholds, treatment plans and underlying physiology. This discussion will explore common misconceptions around several physiologic principles of hypotension and shock in the ICU. Common misassumptions will be challenged, treatment strategies will be explored and case studies incorporating objective resuscitation goals will be reviewed.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the risks associated with hypotension
  2. Discuss the application of cardiac output and stroke volume for the identification and treatment of shock
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May
25
2:30–3:30 p.m. PT

Presenters:

Alan Heffner
Alan Heffner, MD
Kathy Crawford
Kathy Crawford, MSN, RN, CCRN

ExpoEd Sessions

Effects of an Inefficient Ventricle: Looming Kidney Dysfunction

Barbara McLean, MN, RN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
Acute kidney injury is a common complication (>50%) in critically ill patients and is highly associated with mortality and morbidity, especially in patients with sepsis. Fluid balance, volume, and ventricular responsiveness are still considered to be some of the most significant pathologic predictors of impending pre-renal kidney doom. Join this case study-based presentation evaluating the optimization of ventricular function, volume response and renal regulation.

Right Heart, Right Waveforms and Right Management

Barbara McLean, MN, RN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, CCRN, FCCM
Right ventricular dysfunction is a major cause of mortality in the ICU. While diagnosed via echocardiography, a pulmonary catheter can allow for the continuous evaluation and treatment of RV dysfunction. Advanced hemodynamic data (right ventricular ejection fraction and end diastolic volume), along with RV or PA waveform analysis can expedite diagnosis and influence interventions when optimizing the LV. Join this exciting case-based course to refresh your understanding of the right heart catheter.

Tissue Oximetry (StO2) Monitoring in the ICU

Tami Franco-McKinney, BSN, CCRN, RN
Cerebral and limb desaturations are not uncommon in the post-op cardiac recovery setting. Through continuous, advanced hemodynamic parameters and noninvasive tissue oximetry, the identification and treatment of the root cause of desaturations is now possible on one monitor. This session introduces learners to the physiological principles of noninvasive tissue oximetry and outlines how continuous monitoring can support the assessment of the critically ill.

Are You “All In” for Enhanced Hemodynamics at the ICU Bedside? Using Advanced Parameters in the ICU

Angela Craig, MS, RN, APN, CCNS
Caring for the critically ill has many challenges. Blood pressure and heart rate are often deemed the most important variables in assuring stabilization of the patient, despite technological advances allowing for more individualized care. We will discuss how utilizing parameters such as the Acumen HPI algorithm, dynamic arterial elastance (Eadyn) and systolic slope (dP/dt), along with stroke volume, cardiac output and systemic vascular resistance, can help us better optimize our patients.

ERAS Cardiac: Getting to the Finish Line

Gina McConnell, RN, BSN, CCRN
This session will focus on how to help your cardiac surgery program reach the finish line with improved patient outcomes when utilizing ERAS. Topics will include how to formulate your team; how to identify your current resources; and how to develop, implement and manage an ERAS program. Getting to the finish line is not a race, rather a process that will ultimately end up with a win! Join Gina as she shares her experience in implementing an ERAS Cardiac Surgery program at her hospital.

Shattering Shock: Principles of Resuscitation

Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-K
Resuscitating patients in shock is complex and challenging. Understanding the end points of resuscitation is critical to prevent under- or over-resuscitation. The use of lactate and base deficit to guide resuscitation will be discussed, as well as limitations to each parameter. Important therapies, including fluid resuscitation, the passive leg raise test and vasopressors, will also be presented using a case study. Get ready to shatter shock!

Watch these sessions on demand at the Edwards virtual booth.

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Educational Resources

Edwards is committed to providing the latest educational resources and clinical insights to support your care of critical patients.

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ICU clinical education resource page

Explore select educational resources designed to support you in caring for COVID-19 and critically ill patients – including the latest advances that enable proactive decision support for early detection of hemodynamic instability, and the predictive Acumen HPI software.
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COVID-19 educational resources

Visit our COVID-19 resource page for the latest information on how advanced hemodynamic monitoring can aid in supporting COVID-19 patients, who are at increased risk of developing sepsis, acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
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Cardiac ERAS reference guide

Explore select educational resources designed to support you in caring for COVID-19 and critically ill patients – including the latest advances that enable proactive decision support for early detection of hemodynamic instability, and the predictive Acumen HPI software.
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ForeSight Elite system in ECMO

View two helpful white papers exploring how the use of tissue oximetry during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may help to identify and address ischemic events.
View ECMO and Tissue Oximetry white paper » View Distal Limb Ischemia white paper »
Edwards Lifesciences Clinical Education Youtube Channel

Watch it all on YouTube

Check out our YouTube channel for a full library of our clinician-led seminars, symposia and other educational resources.
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See our Solutions for Smart Recovery

While you’re at NTI, video chat with the Edwards team to see how our advanced monitoring solutions – all available on HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform – can help you support critically ill patients.

Acumen Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI) software with Acumen IQ sensor

Acumen Hypotension Prediction Index (HPI) software with Acumen IQ sensor

Unlocked by Acumen IQ sensor, Acumen HPI software is a first-of-its-kind predictive decision support software that can detect the likelihood of a patient trending toward a hypotensive event.*
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* A hyptensive event is defined as a MAP <65 mmHg for duration of at least one minute.
ClearSight system – now on HemoSphere platform

ClearSight system – now on HemoSphere platform

The noninvasive ClearSight system provides advanced hemodynamic parameters and continuous noninvasive blood pressure from a finger cuff, which can aid in hypotension management, as well as play a role in the early detection of various shock states and in caring for patients with COVID-19.
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ForeSight Elite tissue oximetry system

ForeSight Elite tissue oximetry system

The ForeSight Elite tissue oximetry system continuously monitors oxygen saturation, noninvasively. The ForeSight Elite system is available on the HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform, giving you a comprehensive view of tissue oximetry and advanced hemodynamics on one monitor so you can ensure your patient is adequately perfused.
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FastCCO™ algorithm for Swan-Ganz catheter

FastCCO™ algorithm for Swan-Ganz catheter

The FastCCO™ algorithm, part of the latest software on HemoSphere advanced monitoring platform, enables Swan-Ganz advanced technology catheters to provide a rapid, comprehensive hemodynamic profile of critically ill patients.
Rediscover the Swan-Ganz catheter »

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Important safety information

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
See Instructions For Use (IFU) / Directions For Use (DFU) for full prescribing information, including indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions and adverse events.

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