Consensus document on the figure of the TAVI nurse in the haemodynamic working group of the Spanish Association of Nursing in Cardiology

Section: Artículos Científicos


Miryam González Cebrián1, Jonatan Valverde Bernal2, Ester Bajo Arambarri2, Rocío Castillo Poyo3, Marc Trilla Colominas4, Carmen Neiro Rey5, Víctor Fradejas Sastre6, Francisco Javier García Aranda7,   Núria Villalba Lizandra8, Elena Calvo Barriuso3.


1 Enfermera del Hospital Clínico Universitario de Salamanca.   2 Enfermera/o del Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona.  3 Enfermera del Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona.  4 Enfermero del Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.   5 Enfermera del Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña.   6 Enfermero del Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander.  7 Enfermero del Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo.  8 Enfermera del Hospital Universitario y Politécnico La Fe, Valencia.

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Miryam González Cebrián. Hospital Universitario de Salamanca. P.0 de San Vicente, 182. 37007 Salamanca


The TAVI Nurse is an advanced nursing practice figure that manages the process of patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation, from diagnosis to subsequent home care after the intervention. This figure is in charge of triage and coordination, clinical, functional, and psychosocial assessment, education of the patient and their family, and leadership of the TAVI program.
At the national level, there are no standardised competencies for the TAVI Nurse, therefore, it is necessary to elaborate a consensus document that defines their functions and competencies.
Via the creation of a group of TAVI procedure nursing experts, a methodology was designed for drafting this document by comparing scientific evidence and experiences in our setting, in order to reach a consensus on functions and competencies at the national level.
After drawing up this consensus document, the challenge in the coming years is to implement this figure in a large part of our country’s centres, with a quality register that can be evaluated with indicators that demonstrate the effectiveness of this figure.


aortic valve stenosis; transcatheter aortic valve implantation; advanced practice nursing; office nursing; consensus development conference

Versión en Español


Documento de consenso de la figura TAVI Nurse del Grupo de Trabajo de Hemodinámica de la Asociación Española de Enfermería en Cardiología

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