Posts by PCNA

Get Your Patients Back on Their Feet at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

Learn about Lower Extremity PAD: How to Help Your Patients Get Back on their Feet from Diane Treat-Jacobsen RN, PhD in her keynote presentation on Saturday, April 11 at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Diane Treat-Jacobsen is a leading advocate for increasing the awareness of Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) through screening, early detection, and management. A…

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Webinar: Connecting Diabetes and Heart Disease

Feb. 27 at 3pm ET, 2pm CT, 1pm MT, Noon PT It is important for cardiovascular nurses, nurse practitioners and other members of the cardiovascular health care team to ensure patients with diabetes are effectively treated with evidence-based therapies. By initiating or switching to appropriate treatments for diabetes, improved patient outcomes are possible, with reduced…

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6 Empowering Communications Tips for Nurses

Learn How to Make Your Voice Heard at Work with these Helpful Hints When working in a highly collaborative and busy clinic or hospital setting, knowing how to speak your mind and communicate effectively is critical for success. Strong communication not only helps you advance your career, but it also helps ensure your patients get…

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10 Reasons to Attend the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

You can earn 14.75 CE contact hours, including 5.1 pharmacology at the 2019 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. But if that’s not enough for you, consider the following 10 reasons to attend. 1. A unique once-a-year opportunity. There is no other nursing conference that provides the depth of information and quality of speakers on CVD prevention and…

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Beating the Weather and Maintaining Routine Physical Exercise

Many common health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and stroke have been linked to poor lifestyle choices (4). One of the simplest forms of disease prevention that many Americans fail to implement is enough physical activity. Season change, however, has been associated with decreased activity levels, increased appetite, and an increase in depression…

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Exercise and Mental Health: What’s Optimal

As the winter months ensue, health behaviors are at risk for taking a negative turn. Changes in eating patterns, increased sedentary time, reduced overall activity, and altered sleep patterns are all to blame. In addition, reduced exposure to natural light, as people tend to stay indoors due to inclement weather, may contribute to “feeling blue”…

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The Importance of Atrial Fibrillation Burden

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is increasingly viewed as a public health problem due to its increased incidence, prevalence, and adverse impact on the growing aging population. Past studies of the burden of atrial fibrillation have focused on the presence or absence of AFib. This is viewed as a binary approach and has limited our understanding of…

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Climate Change and Health

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in the United States. The U.S. Global Change Research Program conducted a Climate and Health Assessment in order to enhance understanding and inform decisions surrounding this growing threat. According to the executive summary, as the climate continues to change, the risks to human health will grow, increasing existing…

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Inspirational Advice for Cardiovascular Nurses from our Members

Discover Valuable Insights and Wisdom on Making the Most of Your Career Many cardiovascular nurses continually search for ways to expand their knowledge and skills that can help them achieve their goals. Wherever you are on your career journey, words of wisdom from fellow nurses can help inspire you to make the most of your…

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