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The Fontan Procedure for Single-Ventricle Physiology

Contact Hours : 1
Start Date :  Jan 31 - 2018 End Date :  Feb 01 - 2021

Organized by :   American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)

Specialities :   Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Conference Summary

The Fontan Procedure for Single-Ventricle Physiology is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held during Jan 31, 2018 - Feb 01, 2021.

Accreditation :
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1 contact hours.

Activity Summary :
The goal of the surgical procedure is to separate systemic and pulmonary blood flow by directing systemic venous return through the Fontan connection to the pulmonary arteries and the lungs without ventricular contribution. This article reviews the first two stages of single-ventricle palliation, relevant modifications to the Fontan procedure, important preoperative cardiac catheterization data, common postoperative problems, and outcomes after the Fontan procedure.

Objectives :
• Articulate the purpose of the Fontan operation.
• Describe the major modifications to the Fontan operation.
• Explain common postoperative problems after the Fontan operation.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

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  • Contact Hours : 1
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