Central Valley California Chapter

Central Valley California

Chapter Information

Areas Served

The Central Valley California Chapter of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association serves Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, and Elk Grove primarily. However, members also travel from Chico and Redding to the North, Vallejo to the West, Reno, Truckee, Tahoe, or Carson City to the East and Stockton, Modesto, and Fresno to the South.


Contact Carissa to learn more about getting involved with the Central Valley California Chapter.

Chapter Background

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The California Central Valley PCNA Chapter was started in 2006 by Kim Newlin, Charlene Bolstad, and Adria Beaver. Local members include registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, primary care and family practice providers, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiologists, hospital, research-based, and outpatient clinic nurses.

“We look to collaborate with other organizations such as Society for Vascular Nurses, AACVPR, CANP, AHA to provide great free educational programs to health care providers in our community, covering topics from lifestyle changes, holistic health, prevention through exercise, diet and medications, pathophysiology and the most recent clinical trials and evidence-based practice.” -Kim Newlin, chapter founder

Local Events

On February 16, 2022, Dr. Michael Pham will present – Cardiogenic Shock: Recognition, Stabilization and Systems of Care, illustrating the approach to cardiogenic shock recognition, defining the role of temporary mechanical circulatory support to stabilize patients in cardiogenic shock and improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives
1. Illustrate the approach to cardiogenic shock recognition and risk stratification using the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) classification and invasive hemodynamics.
2. Define the role of temporary mechanical circulatory support to stabilize patients in cardiogenic shock.
3. Examine the role of shock centers and shock teams for improving patient outcomes.

To register and learn more, click here. 

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Chapter Leadership

Chapter Leader

Carissa Vukovich, RN

Other Chapter Leaders

Leadership Team

Kim Newlin
Roxanne Wimmer
Jody Sytten
Suzanne Ade
Frances Pattmon

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