Spring Learning Event: Unanswered Speaker Questions

Reducing Health Disparities Through Increased PAD Awareness, Identification and Management Abbie Schrader, ARNP What tests are done to diagnose PAD? The best test is the Ankle-brachial index (ABI). There are also special ultrasound techniques or angiography that can help with diagnosis. Any studies with PCSK9 being used with PAD? Two readings to help answer the…

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PCNA Welcomes New Board Members

PCNA is pleased to announce the addition of Eryn Bryant, MSN, NP-C, Emily J. Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA and Chloe Villavaso, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CMC, FPCNA to our Board of Directors. These new members join twelve other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the organization. Sandra B. Dunbar, RN,…

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2021 Poster and Abstract Winners

Each year, PCNA invites nurses and other healthcare professionals to submit abstracts on the topic of cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management for presentation at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Abstracts fit into two categories: original research and innovative projects. In 2021, we were proud to accept 17 posters for presentation at our meeting. You can…

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PCNA Congratulates the 2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

At each year’s Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, PCNA recognizes individuals and an institution for their significant contributions to cardiovascular nursing and cardiovascular disease prevention and management. We are honored to celebrate health care providers by acknowledging their many accomplishments. Each award winner is recognized below with their photo and biography. PCNA celebrated outstanding leadership by inducting…

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Year in Review – 2020

2020 was a year unlike those before it, but the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association was still able to educate thousands of health care providers. Our 2020 Year in the Review highlights these accomplishments. Loading…

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Just Launched: Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

Just launched is the Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate program, a self-paced online experience that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing. Designed for advanced beginners, this first-in-class global certificate program combines clinically rigorous training in a user-friendly format with practical activities that make learning easier and compelling and sustains the retention of…

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New Patient Tool: Statin Side Effects

Statins are the gold standard for managing dyslipidemia in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk. The benefits of statins in primary and secondary prevention is among the most studied in modern medicine. While their safety has been well documented, statin intolerance continues to be a major concern, resulting in non-adherence or discontinuation of therapy. An estimated 50% of patients with coronary…

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2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is Going Virtual

PCNA has made the difficult decision to make the 2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium a fully virtual meeting. We are concerned for the health and well-being of you as well as your patients and families. The PCNA team is working hard to create a dynamic virtual learning experience that will maintain the high-quality content and world-renowned…

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The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association joins the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is pleased to announce our commitment to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension seeks to “avert the negative health effects of hypertension by identifying evidence-based interventions that can be implemented, adapted, and expanded in diverse settings across…

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New Tool: A New Approach to Reducing Cardiovascular Risk – Beyond LDL

This multi-functional resource was developed for healthcare providers to serve as an evidence-based guide to assist with their therapeutic decision-making to reduce cardiovascular risks for adult patients with elevated triglycerides (TGs). In addition to offering a historical perspective for treating lower TGs on patient outcomes, this resource also offers a clinical perspective for healthcare providers…

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