Posts by PCNA

New PCNA Diabetes Tool Available

The Diabetes and CVD Connection Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2015, the majority being type 2 diabetes. The percentage of adults with diabetes increased with age, reaching a high of 25.2% among those aged 65 years or older.¹ Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the…

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Fall Learning Programs: Save the Date

We are very excited about our slate of fall learning programs. You can earn CE contact hours and network with colleagues at these complimentary events. Details are still being finalized for many of these events. Check out each chapter’s webpage for up-to-date information. September September 7 – Arizona September 14 – First Coast – Florida…

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New App Tests Your AFib Knowledge

HealthQuest in NVAF is a new app designed to test your knowledge of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. This interactive game lets you compete against your peers, earn achievements, and reach different levels. Much like Jeopardy, you’ll be given clues in the form of answers, and you’ll select from possible responses that are in the form of…

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Announcing New Members of the Board of Directors

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is proud to announce the addition of three new board members, of diverse backgrounds and talents, who will serve on our Board of Directors. These new members, Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Susan Halli Demeter and Lisa Maher, join thirteen other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the…

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Download the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium App

Download Instructions Navigate to the App Store or Google Play and Search for “Attendify” (Please note iOS Attendify will be the second selection).  Once finished downloading, open the “Attendify” app Please log in by pressing either the person icon or the “sign in” option on the bottom Enter in your email address that you registered…

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Advancing Patient Center Care through Shared Decision Making

Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research unit at Mayo Clinic, is interested in how clinical knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice — and how this leads to optimal health care delivery and patient outcomes. He serves as Director of Community Engagement and of Late Stage Translational Research…

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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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