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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Exercise and Lifestyle Interventions: What’s their Role in Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Prevention and Treatment?

As a nurse, you can have an impact on your patients’ overall health by encouraging healthy behaviors. This course on lifestyle changes for cardiovascular disease shows the role nurses play in exercise assessment and prescription and the common barriers and facilitators to the adoption of healthy behaviors. The 2018 physical activity guidelines are the focus…

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Advancing Patient-Centered Care Through Shared Decision Making

  This highly-acclaimed continuing education session on shared decision making was the closing keynote for PCNA’s 2019 Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Dr. Victor Montori engages the audience in a reflective discussion regarding patient-centered care and the importance of the clinician-patient relationship. Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research Unit at Mayo…

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The 2019 Guideline for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Guideline writing panel member and former PCNA President, Dr. Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb provides a timely discussion of the 2019 Guideline for Primary Prevention of CVD with a focus on the role of nurses in applying the Guidelines to clinical practice. This Guideline integrates recent cholesterol, hypertension, and physical activity guidelines and addresses aspirin in primary prevention.

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