Accredited E-Learning

Intra-aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Therapy: Theory Program

This interactive program is designed for health care professionals with experience in critical care and hemodynamic monitoring, who treat patients requiring Intra-aortic Balloon Pump counterpulsation.

The program covers the historical, theoretical, and clinical considerations for patients receiving counterpulsation therapy. Cardiac mechanics are reviewed. The theory and timing of balloon counterpulsation, factors affecting diastolic augmentation, indications, contraindications and potential complications are discussed.

  • A self-paced, 90 minute learning module on the theory of counterpulsation therapy
  • Prerequisite for MAQUET sponsored IABP programs
  • 1.5 AACN Synergy CERP Category A credits upon submission of completed post-test

Accreditation Information

  • Complete E-Learning Module
  • Upon submission of all requirements, a certificate will automatically be sent to the email address provided
  • Add to your address book to ensure delivery of your certificate and test results
  • Complete the post-test
  • Complete contact information
  • Click send test results

Program Viewing Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player 10 or higher is required to view content in the Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation Therapy: Theory Program

    • Windows® Macintosh Linux®
    • Intel® Pentium® II 450MHz, AMD Athlon™ 600MHz or faster processor (or equivalent) PowerPC® G3 500MHz or faster processor
      Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
      Modern processor (800MHz or faster)
    • 128MB of RAM 128MB of RAM 512MB of RAM, 128MB of graphics memory

Program Credits

  • Written by:

    Beth Ormsby, RN, MS

    Producer, Video Editor:

    John Orlando
    Datascope Corp.

    Design & Art Directon:

    Maureen Doyle

    2D Animation

    Eric Engelmann
    Datascope Corp.

    3D Animation:

    Inside Productions

    Interactive Multimedia Production:

    John Gray Singer
    JGS Software

    Editorial Review:

    Debra Joseph, RN, BSN
    Vice President
    Clinical and Marketing
    Datascope Corp.

    Pat Beattie
    Administrative Assistant
    Clinical Services
    Datascope Corp.

    Nicole Winn, RN, BSN
    Global Product Manager - Disposables
    Datascope Corp.

    Deborah Panozza Nelson, RN, APN, CCRN
    EMS Nursing Education
    Tinley Park, IL

    Roslyn M. Harris, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Patient Care Specialist ICU/Regional Heart Center Surgical
    Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg
    Bethlehem, PA

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