Sbumc Heartmate I & II Quiz

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Sbumc Heartmate I & II Quiz

Annual Recertification quiz for RN staff which incorporates the clinical operation and patient management of the Heartmate device.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Do you feel prepared for a heartmate patient, if not what additional information/ education would you need to feel comfortable?
  • 2. 
    What other topics would you like to see in this online quiz format?
  • 3. 
    The heartmate components include:
    • A. 

      System Controller

    • B. 

      Power Based Unit (PBU)

    • C. 

      System Monitor

    • D. 

      PBU Cable

    • E. 

      All of the Above

  • 4. 
    Discribe the differences between the Heartmate I & II? (Choose as many as apply)
    • A. 

      Heartmate I is pulsatile and and Heartmate II is contant turbine flow

    • B. 

      Heartmate I has constant turbine flow and the Heartmate II is pulsatile

    • C. 

      Heartmate I patients require coumadin and Heartmate II do not require coumadin

    • D. 

      Heartmate II patients require coumadin and Heartmate I do not require coumadin

  • 5. 
    Should a Heartmate patient ever receive chest compressions?
    • A. 

      Yes, and chemical resuscitation and defibrillation

    • B. 

      No, only chemical resuscitation and defibrillation

  • 6. 
    The type of patient that may require the Heartmate is:
    • A. 

      Patient needing coronary bypass grafts

    • B. 

      Patient in heart failure

    • C. 

      Patient in class IV heart failure on max medcal management

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is a contraindication for the Heartmate I XVE LVAS?
    • A. 

      Increased PVR

    • B. 

      BSA < 1.5

    • C. 

      Mitral valve regurgitation

  • 8. 
    In a red Heart Alarm state which of the following is least likely cause?
    • A. 

      Bleeding

    • B. 

      Right Heart Failure

    • C. 

      Cardiac Tamponade

    • D. 

      Controller Malfunction

  • 9. 
    In the heartmate I when should the vent filter be changed?
    • A. 

      Weekly and PRN

    • B. 

      Monthly

    • C. 

      Never

  • 10. 
    Before hand pumping in the Heartmate I, you should:
    • A. 

      Disconnect power to the system Controller

    • B. 

      Remove the Controller battery module

    • C. 

      Remove the vent filter

    • D. 

      Both A & C

  • 11. 
    The driveline exit site dressing should be:
    • A. 

      Changed daily

    • B. 

      A sterile procedure

    • C. 

      Changed TID and PRN

    • D. 

      Both A & B

  • 12. 
    How often should the System Controller self-test be performed?
    • A. 

      Daily

    • B. 

      Weekly

    • C. 

      Never

    • D. 

      When the MD orders it

  • 13. 
    Blood flow in the Heartmate patient:
    • A. 

      Right atrium, right ventricle, lungs, left atrium, left ventricle, Heartmate, Aorta

    • B. 

      Right atrium, right ventricle, Heartmate, lungs, left atrium, left ventricle, aorta

    • C. 

      Right atrium, right ventricle, lungs, left atrium Heartmate, left ventricle, aorta

  • 14. 
    The system controller in the Heartmate II:
    • A. 

      Provides complete backup system operation

    • B. 

      Has event recording and data logging capacity

    • C. 

      Has two seperate controller boards

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    The Heartmate I has 2 modes:
    • A. 

      Fixed and Backup

    • B. 

      Fixed and Auto

    • C. 

      Auto and Backup

  • 16. 
    True or False: The Heartmate II has one mode, Fixed
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    The steps that should be taken if the pump has stopped include all except:
    • A. 

      Check the percutaneous lead connection to the System Contorller and the System Controller power lead connections to the power source

    • B. 

      Disconnect then reconnect the percutaneous lead to the System Controller

    • C. 

      Change power sources

    • D. 

      Change the System Controller

  • 18. 
    The PBU cable has 2 cords one white one black, what is the functional capacity of the cords?
    • A. 

      Both cords are the same provide power and data

    • B. 

      The white cord provides data and power while the black cord provides power only

    • C. 

      The black cord provides data and power while the black cord provides power only

  • 19. 
    The battery light indicator on the controller each represent what percentage of battery life?
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      50%

    • C. 

      25%

    • D. 

      100%

  • 20. 
    In the Heartmate II what could be the cause if there are large changes in the Power number ramping up and down?
    • A. 

      The is normal

    • B. 

      Thrombus

    • C. 

      Fluid Overload

  • 21. 
    How do you perform the controller self-test?
    • A. 

      Hold down the triangle (I) or battery silence (II) until all the tones and lights start

    • B. 

      It is not possible to perform the controller self-test from the controller

    • C. 

      The heartmate II only has the capability to perform the self-test

  • 22. 
    What is the intervention if the red battery is illuminated?
    • A. 

      Nothing this is normal

    • B. 

      Change power source you have less than 15 minutes of battery remaining

    • C. 

      Start handpumping

  • 23. 
    If the patient is being transported to Cat Scan what should be brought with the patient?
    • A. 

      Extra batteries only

    • B. 

      PBU and extra batteries

    • C. 

      PBU, extra batteries, hand pump (1 only), and the extra controller

  • 24. 
    You are expecting a heartmate patient, where do you find the most up to date and complete documentation for the Heartmate patient?
    • A. 

      Internet

    • B. 

      Print from UHIS Nursing Documents

    • C. 

      Intranet

  • 25. 
    Have you taken care of a heartmate patient?
    • A. 

      Yes, As Primary Nurse

    • B. 

      No, But observed the care

    • C. 

      No, Never seen the device in a patient

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