Environmental Justice and Cardiovascular Health

Where we play, work, and live in can affect our overall cardiovascular health. Hear from Katie Huffling, DNP, RN, CNM, FAAN as she explores the cardiovascular risks associated with different environments and how climate change plays a role. Additionally, learn about the inherently inequitable nature of these social determinants of health, also known as environmental…

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Treatment Bias and Cardiovascular Health of LGBTQ+ Patients

When treating patients from the LGBTQ+ population, healthcare professionals need to consider cardiovascular disparities and different mental health stressors that affect this population. Join Billy Caceres, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN as he assesses these various implications for the LGBTQ+ population.

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Cultural Safety versus Cultural Competency in the Pursuit of Health Equity

Hear a discussion about the concepts of cultural safety versus cultural competence and how to apply these to your everyday practice from Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN. Learn also about racism has impacted treatment guidelines as well as the merits of reconsidering the use of clinical value corrections for race and/or gender. 

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Recapping the 2022 Health Equity Summit

Health equity ensures that each person has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible, which can lead to increased prevention of chronic diseases such as CVD as well as improved patient outcomes. PCNA partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists on the 2nd annual Health Equity Summit in September 2022. Learn key takeaways and watch the recordings in this article.

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Heart Failure Management: Health Equity and Access to Care

Health equity issues, including access to medications, significantly impact patients with heart failure. From pharmacy deserts to non-medical switching and beyond, hear strategies to assist patients in getting the medications they need, from nurses Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, and Kim Newlin, MSN, ANP, FPCNA,…

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Cardiovascular Health in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations

Sexual and gender minorities–those identified as LGBQT+–are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Investigate the connections between heart health and minority stressors, poverty, care delays or avoidance, discrimination, and other factors affecting our patients, and how nurses can positively impact care and outcomes. Guest: Billy Caceres, PhD, RN, AGPCNC-BC, FAAN, of Columbia University.

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The Challenge of CVD Risk Reduction in Racial and Ethnic Minorities

Join Keith Ferdinand, MD as he discusses the challenges and disparities health care providers face in the reduction of cardiovascular risk. This session will describe healthcare disparities in risk factor prevalence, co-morbid disease states, and current CVD outcomes in the United States. The course will also explore genetic variations and environmental impacts. and review successful strategies…

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