Ideal Exercise Prescription for Cardiovascular Health

Thank you to Elizabeth Moxley for this article on physical activity and exercise prescription. What is the ideal exercise prescription? It is well established that exercise improves cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, although an ideal exercise dose is unknown.1-2 What is known, and perhaps most concerning, is that physical inactivity has increased3-4 in recent decades to…

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in College Students

Thank you to Keri Barron, PhD, RN, CNE for authoring this article on cardiovascular health in college students.  Cardiovascular Health in Young Adults National data statistics demonstrate the impact that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has on our nation, as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. Previous research1,2 has explicated the importance…

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How Can Chinese Immigrants in Western Countries Take Care of Their Cardiovascular Health?

Thank you to Cristine Zeng, PhD candidate, BN, MN, RN, Professor Lin Perry, and Dr Xiaoyue Xu for this article on cardiovascular health in Chinese immigrants. Cardiovascular Health in Chinese Immigrants Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the leading cause of death worldwide, attributing to more than 17.9 million deaths annually.1 CVD is also a significant…

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Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

PCNA’s Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate recognizes your commitment to cardiovascular nursing excellence. While not a replacement for ANCC’s Cardiovascular Nursing Certification, the certificate offers an educational experience for nurses that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing. Our Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate is designed for advanced beginners, and this first-in-class global certificate program combines…

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Overcoming Provider and Patient Inertia

Providers and patients need to operate as a team to produce the best results and overcoming provider and patient inertia is an important piece of this. Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FPCNA and Marla Cowan of WomenHeart discuss patient-centric care from the provider and patient’s perspectives. Maher reviews the benefits of a team-based approach to…

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Transitioning from Acute to Chronic Lipid Management

Join Dr. Saseen as he reviews chronic lipid management techniques. Dr. Saseen discusses patient and family education techniques and possible social determinants of health barriers. The course then examines medications and health conditions that can increase cholesterol and reviews discharge planning with treatment adherence in mind.    

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Navigating Resources to Assist Patients in Managing CVD

Pat Jolley, RN, winner of the 2020 innovative project abstract category discusses “Matters of the Heart,” a program that helps patients access materials over the web and/or phone to gain basic information about topics and issues that are impacted by their CVD diagnosis.

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2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium: General Sessions

Clinical management of chronic cardiovascular disease is a key component of the work of nurses in cardiology and primary care settings. This annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium continuing education program was designed to meet the clinical practice and recertification needs of these clinicians. This 2021 curriculum includes a comprehensive approach to treatment and management of patients…

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2021 Pharmacology Sessions

Clinical management of chronic cardiovascular disease is a key component of the work of advanced practice nurses and RNs in the cardiology and primary care settings. This annual pharmacology CE program was designed to meet the clinical practice and recertification needs of these clinicians. This 2021 curriculum includes a comprehensive approach to pharmacology in: The…

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