The I DECIDE: LVAD decision aid is a free, easy-to-use tool that provides realistic, comprehensive information about LVAD and the alternatives.

  • The decision aid fits within existing clinic workflows, standardizes protocols, and assures a consistent, best practice approach to patient education.
  • Research shows that it facilitates deeper, more meaningful conversations, leading to increased patient engagement, post-surgery compliance, and patient satisfaction.
  • Over 70% of LVAD programs in the United States use the I-DECIDE: LVAD decision aid with their patients in routine clinical practice.

 Our goal is for programs around the country to use the decision aid as the new standard of care during LVAD education.

Join the national movement! Make I DECIDE: LVAD part of your program’s patient education before and during evaluation for candidacy.

“The I DECIDE:LVAD tools help save time via streamlined, focused patient conversations.”

~ LVAD Program Physician

Additional Resources

I DECIDE LVAD Information Sheet: A 1-page overview to share with your team.

Quick Start User Guide :  This 4-page guide provides basic guidelines for using I DECIDE: LVAD along with best practices and lessons learned from the field.

Webinar: Shared Decision Making for Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Click Here to View Webinar.

This free, 1-hour webinar is designed to support physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and social workers in leading shared decision making conversations with patients and caregivers considering an LVAD. In this webinar, you will gain concrete tools to improve patient-provider conversations, leading to better patient outcomes.

Webinar: ENABLE-LVAD Training – A free course to enhance support for caregivers. Click Here to Enroll.

ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise Before Life Ends) is an evidence-based training program designed to teach clinicians how to provide structured support and skill development to caregivers of patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs). The course provides 4.5 CME credit hours and an ENABLE certification upon completion.

Questions? We’re here to help!

If you have questions about using the decision aids with patients, implementing use of decision aids at your institution, or want to troubleshoot challenges you might be experiencing let us know. We’re happy to talk one-on-one with you or join a meeting with your team. Sign up here to schedule a call.