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Continuing education resources to provide evidence-based care in the fast-changing world of cardiovascular nursing

Making the Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

November 6, 2020

Learn practical approaches for cardiovascular clinicians to incorporate the treatment of diabetic patients in cardiology practices. Stanford endocrinologist, Dr. Marilyn Tan reviews current clinical practice guidelines and prescribing recommendations for diabetic therapies that have proven CV outcomes. Then learn to apply these recommendations to cardiovascular patient case studies with nurse practitioner Cindy Lamendola.

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Integrating Sleep Assessments and Treatments In Your CVD Practice

February 4, 2019

Don’t Sleep on It This skill-based CE program will help clinicians feel confident in their ability to perform a sleep assessment in order to identify those at risk for common sleep disorders, as well as better understand the treatment options available for disordered sleep.

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Caring for Ourselves So We Can Care for Others

February 4, 2019

Addressing Burnout Among Nurses and Creating Strategies for Resilience An expert on nurse burnout, self-care and how to cultivate resilience, Dr. Cynda Rushton provides practical tips and strategies as well as evidence to explain their long-term benefit.

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Leveraging Mindfulness for Cardiovascular Health

January 11, 2021

Thank you to Emily J. Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, and Nicole Crossley, MS, RN, RD for this article on mindfulness for cardiovascular health. Stress is ubiquitous in society and certainly in the midst of a global pandemic. Stress can range from acute and time-limited to chronic and enduring. Increasingly, over the past several decades, research has…

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Keeping the Lantern Lit: The Role of Self-care in Preventing Burnout

December 23, 2020

An anonymous author once shared that an empty lantern provides no light. A health care professional (HCP) that has experienced burnout is as ineffective as an empty lantern. HCPs experience job burnout at alarming rates, which significantly compromises patient safety and quality of care (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2017). The COVID-19 pandemic has…

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Exercise During COVID-19: Safe Practices to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications

December 7, 2020

Epidemiological evidence suggests exercise offers preventive as well as therapeutic health-related benefits.1-4 Exercise prevents the development of obesity and cardiovascular-related diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and thrombosis,1, 3-4 all of which can result in a worse prognosis in a coronavirus disease 2019 setting (COVID-19).5-7 Numerous studies have confirmed the risks for severe complications…

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Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

PCNA’s Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is going virtual in 2021. We will continue our tradition of combining clinically relevant content with an intimate setting that allows you to return to your practice rejuvenated and energized.