All About AFib

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and it is likely no surprise to cardiovascular clinicians that the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AFib) continues to escalate. The prevalence has increased threefold in the previous 50 years,[i] and in 2014, lifetime estimates were 1 in 3 white individuals and 1 in 5 Black individuals.[ii] By 2050, the…

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Advancing the Cardiovascular Nursing Profession

Can you remember exactly what inspired you to be a nurse? For many of us, the calling comes in childhood. Maybe we are following in the footsteps of someone we know, or are encouraged to this noble profession by one or more family members or family friends. We may have had a positive experience with…

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The Power of Partnerships: PCNA’s Professional Partners

Effective healthcare is team-based, requiring the engagement and active involvement of a variety of generalists and specialists to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Likewise, professional organizations, including PCNA, also require a team effort to be successful. In this article you’ll learn more about the types of professional partners with which PCNA engages, including…

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2022 Cholesterol Summit Recap: Closing the Gap in Optimal Cholesterol Management 

PCNA’s one-day virtual Cholesterol Summit on May 12 provided learners opportunities to learn from thought leaders on closing the gap in optimal cholesterol management. Speakers included clinicians and patients from across the U.S. and Canada who shared strategies and best practices to help those in clinical practice understand and apply guidelines in the primary and…

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The Significance of Working to the Top of Practice Scope

You’ve completed years of training in classrooms and online, with the intent to make a positive impact on patients at risk for, or with, cardiovascular disease or stroke. You’ve passed exams, applied what you’ve learned through practicums, and continued to learn through webinars, lunch-and-learns, symposia, and other opportunities.    Since starting in clinical practice, how might…

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Professional Education: A Life-long Commitment to Excellence

Whether you are new to your nursing career or have an abundance of experience, there is always something new to learn. You may need continuing education (and specifically pharmacology credits) for renewing your license, want to brush up on your clinical skills, or are interested in how to apply the latest new or updated clinical…

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