6 Reasons to Attend the 26th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium
- Attend the Pharmacology Preconference, featuring the science and clinical application of cannabinoids. Health care providers hear conflicting reports regarding the use of medical marijuana, yet the use of cannabis is growing medicinally and recreationally. Learn the mechanisms of the endocannabinoid system and the pharmacology of cannabinoids so you feel comfortable conversing with patients about cannabis and educating them about its use.
- Hear the opening keynote: Advancing Global Health through Nursing Leadership. Nurses make up the largest group of health care professionals across the globe, yet we are often under-utilized, health disparities are growing, and there is an urgent need to close the health inequity gap. Hear about the strong leadership needed to voice the value that nurses bring to the world.
- Nutrition and diets are always changing, and you want to stay up to date. Patients are bombarded with conflicting information regarding the best approach to a heart-healthy diet. This session will prepare you to respond to patients’ questions and concerns about the “best diet” with sound and scientifically based recommendations and guidance and the pros and cons of the latest “fad” diet.
- You want to understand the impact vaping, energy drinks and binge drinking has on CV health. E-cigarettes have been gaining in popularity, with sales increasing nearly 14-fold in the last decade, but they are hotly debated. Some feel they are a safer alternative to smoking tobacco, while others worry about the effects of vaping among teens and young adults. New research links vaping to CV events. Similar risks are associated with the use of energy drinks and binge drinking.
- Learn new approaches to reducing health disparities in racial and ethnic minorities. Cardiovascular disease poses a unique burden to racial/ethnic minorities. Learn how a combination of factors complicates the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular disease in racial/ethnic minority populations, as well as new approaches to reduce disparities and improve CV health.
- Discover the latest strategies to improve Cardiac rehabilitation utilization. Cardiac rehabilitation programs reduce morbidity and mortality rates in adults with ischemic heart disease, heart failure, or cardiac surgery but are significantly underused, with only a minority of eligible patients participating. Learn the latest delivery strategies that are urgently needed to improve participation.
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