See if you identify with these tell-tale characteristics of those in your profession.
Cardiovascular nurses work hard every day to help patients enjoy healthier and happier lives. While at times you might feel like your job is a lot to manage, the chances are good that you’ve become adept at overcoming obstacles with patience and resilience. Here are a few other classic signs of a cardiovascular nurse:
You receive frequent compliments for your compassion
Your days are long, and so is the list of ways you’re making a difference
You educate more patients on cardiovascular risk every single day
You feel compelled to speak up for your patients’ interests
You are a catalyst in heart disease prevention and management
If you identify with these statements, it’s likely you’re a cardiovascular nurse! Keep reading more about each of these signs below.
1. You receive frequent compliments for your compassion
Your patients and their loved ones know you for your compassionate approach to delivering high-quality care. They’ve shared kind words and gestures of gratitude to let you know how much they appreciate everything you do, and how you’ve made them feel under your care.
2. Your days are long, and so is the list of ways you’re making a difference
You have the power to make life-changing differences in peoples’ lives every day. Whether you work in an intensive care unit, surgery, rehabilitation, or another care unit, you spend your hard-working days lending the support and knowledge your cardiac patients need for their health and well-being.
3. You educate more patients on cardiovascular risk every single day
Every day, you educate more patients on the signs and risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking. Your words of wisdom empower people to lead healthier lives and learn to identify early warnings of a cardiovascular event.
4. You feel compelled to speak up for your patients’ interests
When it comes to ensuring your patients receive the best care possible, you often feel compelled to go the extra mile. You frequently speak up on your patients’ behalf, share important status updates with physicians and other coworkers, and seek to provide additional insights that could improve their quality of care.
5. You are a catalyst in heart disease prevention and management
You are devoted to the prevention and management of heart disease and have an essential role on a life-changing team that provides care to acute and chronically ill cardiac patients. Your specialized expertise helps patients prevent and manage heart disease, and you work to continually expand your knowledge by dedicating your career to staying up-to-date in your field.
In partnership with the Association of Black Cardiologists, PCNA’s 2022 Health Equity Summit will outline steps that can be taken at the personal, local, and national levels to close the gap in health disparities. Join us on September 20 & 21, 2022