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COVID-19 & MCS

ICCAC would like to thank all those who are working tirelessly to help prevent, treat and fight this new coronavirus, COVID-19. We understand that there are many unanswered questions regarding this virus and our MCS patient population. We have developed a page for MCS providers to all share information and access notes, call minutes and other data regarding COVID-19 in MCS patients. 

Please click on the following link. You do NOT have to be a member of ICCAC, however, you will be prompted to enter a username and password. The username is covid. Please email iccac@vadcoordinator.org for this password. We would like to keep this page for MCS clinicians only.

COVID-19 & MCS


ICCAC / MDT COVID-19 VAD Patient Management Webinar

Please join us for a LIVE WEBINAR ROUNDTABLE on the VAD Patient Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 3:00pm EST

This Webinar, sponsored by Medtronic, will be hosted by ICCAC and features key clinicians in our MCS/ICCAC community. ClicHERE to register.

2020 Membership Renewal

New Membership Dues for 2020!!

Membership fees have been reduced to $75 for 2020!

Click HERE to renew your ICCAC Membership for 2020. 

Enrollment Period 
An "enrollment period" will be active January 1 through March 1 each year. During this time, you may register/renew and will not be charged until the "enrollment period" closes on March 1. 

You can enroll any time throughout the year. For more information on becoming a member, click below!

WHY BECOME A MEMBER?


February 2020 Newsletter

Members - the February 2020 newsletter has been released. Check it out by clicking  

Mission

The International Consortium of Circulatory Assist Clinicians (ICCAC) is a professional mentoring organization of mechanical circulatory assist device clinicians whose mission is to share information, educate and support individuals in this field to achieve optimal outcomes for patients requiring mechanical circulatory support, and to support efforts in the area of device clinical research and development.

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13th Annual ICCAC Meeting

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020 ISHLT in Montreal has been cancelled. As such, the ICCAC 13th Annual meeting is also cancelled. ICCAC's priority is to ensure our members' safety and health is paramount and we understand and support that all your energies will be devoted to caring for your patients during this trying time. We will keep our members posted with any online learning opportunities in place of an annual meeting this year. We appreciate your membership and look forward to exploring connecting with you all online this year.

ICCAC 2019 Accomplishments!

The ICCAC Board and Presidency worked extremely hard with some amazing members in 2019 to accomplish the following:

  • Development of new independent website platform and website committee
  • Development of member map and member contact capabilities
  • First in person meeting of board and executive committee
  • Highest membership in the history of ICCAC
  • Grants from industry to support all 2019 endeavors (Thank you to our sponsors!)
  • Working toward development of VAD coordinator certification
  • Member representation at several major international conferences for oral and poster presentations
  • Publications to enhance MCS care by ICCAC members
  • Successful MPV courses at ASAIO and ISMCS
  • Development and growth of social work task force
  • Nearing completion of ICCAC VAD field guide phone application
  • Development and propagation of new colorful ICCAC brochures with updated content
  • MCS coordinator orientation guide developed and approved
  • Successful transition to G-suite for streamlined communication
  • Integration of exchange award nationally and internationally
  • Development and awarding of ICCAC VAD research award
  • Completion of updated edition of the EMS guide
  • Updated ICCAC bylaws
  • Financial overhaul and transition to Quicken by Treasurer (and Treasurer Elect)
  • ISHLT/ICCAC joint symposium accepted for ISHLT in Montreal 2020

We hope you will join us this year in 2020 to accomplish even more! If you would like more information on how to get involved, please reach out to us at membership@vadcoordinator.org or click on the Committees Tab at the top of the website.

2019 EMS Field Guides

Abstracts for ASAIO Nursing and Allied Health Complete

We are grateful to everyone who took time and submitted their abstracts to the ASAIO Nursing and Allied Health. 

Please click here for more information on ASAIO

Remote Patient Monitoring Survey Results!

The Best Practice Committee successfully conducted a Remote Patient Monitoring Survey to ICCAC members. Click the button below to see results with details:

 Survey Results

2019 ICCAC Research Grants AWARDED!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their Research Grant Application for consideration. 

We would like to congratulate Karen Meehan MSN, ACNS-BC, CVRN and Pamela Combs, PhD, RN for receiving the ICCAC 2019 Research Grant Awards. They both submitted original work ideas to the Research Workforce. Both of the grant proposals were scored and each project was felt to be exemplary in the field of MCS research.

For more information and updates about their research please click HERE

Best Practice Documents

The Best Practice Committee adds free references frequently to the member content documents page. We encourage you to check out the various topics that can help you in your clinical practice including: 

  • Anticoagulation
  • Discharge Instructions
  • ECMO, FDA/Regulatory
  • Field EMS Guides
  • GI Bleeding
  • Staff/Professional Education.

ACCESS MEMBER DOCUMENTS HERE

If you have content you'd like to share, please contact bestpractice@vadcoordinator.org.

NEW VAD CPR/CODE documents available

ICCAC Best Practice Committee gathered some new VAD CPR/CODE reference documents from expert centers.  ICCAC Members can log in, view and download these documents by clicking 

MEMBER DOCUMENTS

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