Implantable Defibrillator Support Group
You are invited to attend the St Vincent’s Hospital ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) information day. The aim of the day is to provide support and education for all ICD recipients and their families and friends. It is also an opportunity to meet others with ICDs and share experiences.
DATE / TIME
Tuesday, November 8th 11.00am-1pm
Level 4 Function Room St Vincent’s Clinic***
“Planning ahead with your ICD”
Defibrillators are designed to prolong life, however despite ICD's and other medical advances, all of us will eventually approach the end of our lives. Often we are reluctant to speak about this with family and close friends resulting in unnecessary stress during a very emotional time. This session will provide information about ICD function at end of life care and introduce you to Advance Care Directives.
Andre Tay - Clinical Nurse Consultant Electrophysiology
Kathryn McFarland - Project Coordinator Palliative Care
Friday, 4th November
Phone: the Cardiac Rehab Dept. on (02) 8382 2321
Refreshments will be provided as well as an opportunity to have your questions answered by professionals. (Please indicate the number of people attending for catering purposes).
We look forward to seeing you.
Andre Tay, Madeline Attrill and Kathryn Tonini
Clinical Nurse Consultants
Electrophysiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation Departments