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MCAD: Mechanical & Circulatory Assist Devices



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About This Course

Earn eight (8) CEUs while mastering the mechanical circulatory assist devices you will encounter in the critical care environment.

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The Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices course takes advantage of Impact EMS Training’s educational approach to make complex topics easier to understand.

Critical care clinicians will be more frequently expected to understand and manage various hemodynamics and circulatory support devices. Our mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices course reviews the fundamentals of hemodynamics, arterial line management, ECMO, Impella, LVAD, and IABP in the transport environment.

Feel confident transporting patients on various Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices and apply the knowledge to your patients immediately upon completion.

Don’t be intimidated by complicated cardiac devices by understanding the “why” and the “how” while elevating your career and knowledge today!


Five (5) modules cover hemodynamics, arterial lines, Intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), Impellas, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

  1. Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices offers high-level education in a straightforward, digestible format that can be completed from home or your station.
  2. Our MCAD instructor, Dillon, is an expert in the field and strives to make course content engaging.
  3. Earn eight (8) CAPCE-accredited CEUs.

Included With Enrollment

  • Eight (8) total CEUs
  • Online access to MCAD: A Guide to Mechanical Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Downloadable certificate upon completion of the course
  • One (1) full year of course access

High Quality Education

  • Our education team comprises professionals from HEMS, 911, hospitals, fire departments, and critical care teams nationwide, enabling us to offer diverse perspectives in our educational programs.
  • Impact EMS believes in quality, accredited education you can access anytime and anywhere. Our captivating and relevant content will keep you current on all industry best practices.
  • Never worry about manual reporting again! All Impact EMS courses will automatically sync with CAPCE so you can focus on what matters.


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MCAD: Mechanical & Circulatory Assist Devices



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Frequently Asked Questions

What subjects are covered in this course?

This course covers the fundamentals and transport considerations of advanced hemodynamics, arterial lines, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Impella, left ventricular assist device (LVAD), and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP).

Can I use this for my continuing education?

Impact EMS Training’s courses are all CAPCE-accredited. Meaning they have been reviewed and approved by CAPCE as meeting their standards for quality and relevance to the field of EMS.

This course is approved for eight (8) hours of continuing education for the operation section of your recertification.

Is there a study guide for this course?

You can find the Mechanical & Circulatory Assist Devices (MCAD) study guide inside of your student account after purchase for online viewing only.

It is also available for purchase on Amazon here.

How long do I have access to my courses?

You will have access to this course for one (1) full year, 365 days, from the date of purchase. You can complete and review the education within that window as often as necessary.

What are mechanical circulatory assist devices?

Mechanical circulatory assist devices (MCADs) are advanced medical tools that help a weakened or failing heart pump blood effectively. Ventricular assist devices (VADs) support the heart’s function by assisting blood flow These devices have transformed cardiology, offering hope and extended life to heart failure patients, serving as a bridge to transplantation when needed.

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
caleb m.

Great hemodynamics course including really intuitive pa Cath interpretation. Impella and ECMO information not 100% accurate but great beginner information. Great information about balloon pump and waveform interpretation. The course is great money spent.

Fred E.
MCAD is an excellent course

The MCAD course was great. It reinforced things I knew and helped me understand those things I didn’t know. I think this course should be required for anyone getting into critical care transport. I’ve told many of my co-workers about it and said they should do the course. Keep up the great work!


Loved it great pace


Jessica and Jim know there stuff.


I have been doing this for years and learned a ton.