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Nursing Giants in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Ley J, Gruendl J, O'Hara ML, Shinn JA. Nursing Giants in Mechanical Circulatory Support. January 2021. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.13623113

CTSNet hosted the live webinar "Nursing Giants in Mechanical Circulatory Support" on Friday, January 15, 2021. Jill Ley, MS, clinical nurse specialist at California Pacific Medical Center and clinical professor at UCSF, moderated a discussion on lessons learned with a panel of nursing giants, including Jane (Reedy) Gruendl of CH Biomedical, Mary Lou O'Hara, MSN, formerly of University of Pennsylvania, and Julie Shinn of Stanford University.

This engaging discussion covered a variety of topics, including:

  • roles with MCS
  • how the VAD team has evolved
  • descriptions of "state of the art" management of the MCS patient in the 1980s
  • practices no longer seen today
  • lessons that might be applicable to future innovators

The live event experienced audio difficulties in the beginning, but the audio improves around the 3 minute mark.


Jill Ley, MS, RN, CNS, FAAN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical & Interventional Services
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Nursing


Jane (Reedy) Gruendl, MSN
VP Clinical & Regulatory Affairs
CH Biomedical USA, Inc.

Mary Lou O'Hara, MSN
Formerly MCSD coordinator for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Julie A. Shinn, 
Associate Professor, UCSF School of Nursing
Retired CNS, Stanford University Medical Center


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