East Bay ChapterMeetings & Info

2017 Chapter Meetings

February 22, 6pm-8pm
Summit Medical Center, Summit Campus, Elm Room
CALSTAR: Pediatric Simulation – Flyer

May 31, 6-8pm
Location: Oliveto, 5655 College Avenue, Oakland
Topic/Speaker: Nursing Management of Left Ventricular Assist Devices in the Emergency Department

August 23, 6-8 pm
Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Walnut Creek
RSVP: Nancy Hiteshew at nursenan@aol.com

November 15, 6-8 pm
Kaiser Richmond
Topic and Speaker TBD

Chapter Report to State Council

May 2017
On May 31, 2017, the East Bay Chapter welcomed Doug Crowhurst, from Thoratec/Abbott Medical, as he presented information on nursing management of left ventricular devices in the emergency department. 19 members attended, and Thoratec/Abbott Medical sponsored the chapter dinner at Oliveto’s Restaurant in Oakland. ED nurses learned how to describe the patient selection process for an LVAD, assessment priorities, and triage considerations in patients with LVADs. Attendees also learned how to demonstrate the LVAD function and device management for patients presenting to the emergency department. Some of the comments in the evaluations were: Awesome, very good scenarios, good knowledge to learn for managing a patient with LVADs, and great speaker!

March 2017
The East Bay Chapter held their 1st quarter meeting at Summit Medical Center in Oakland on February 22, 2017 from 6-8 pm. CALSTAR presented “Savin’ Babies,” a simulation with an infant and real-life (and some not-so-real-life) scenarios. The instructors gave a great presentation on pediatric resuscitation pearls of wisdom, as well as some great mobile applications for personal use. We had 15 attendees, and planned for the rest of our year. We also discovered hidden talents in our millennial members, who are taking our social media sites to a new level. Looking forward to a great 2017!

2017 Chapter Officers