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  1. Partners in Crime: Allies Fighting Heart Disease Barbara Fletcher, RN, MN, FAHA University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  2. The PCNA is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals. The mission of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is to develop and promote nurses as leaders in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  3. Who are PCNA Members? Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  4. Membership Benefits Bi-monthly issues of the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing & online access to current and past issues Reduced registration fees for the PCNA Annual Symposium National and Regional networking opportunities Complimentary and discounted educational publications & clinical tools Discount on the Cardiac/Vascular Nursing Certification Manual and Exam Access to speaking opportunities found at www.pcna.net Complimentary membership in your local PCNA chapter Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  5. Publications The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing • Four pages devoted to PCNA news, advocacy, leadership, certification, new available products • Each issue typically includes 5-7 scientific and review articles on all aspects of Cardiovascular Disease • Special supplements on topics such as Heart Failure; Caring for Older Adults; Successful Lifestyle Changes for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction • Opportunity for Continuing Education Credit based on review of articles Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  6. Publications A Guide to Developing a Successful Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program • Essential 81-page manual for anyone setting up a risk reduction clinic or billing for preventive services • Provides information about day-to-day operations, marketing a program, reimbursement and documentation, and measuring success through collection of clinical outcomes • Appendices include: samples of guidelines and treatment algorithms, marketing materials, job descriptions, and examples of appropriate reimbursement coding Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  7. Clinical Tools National Guidelines and Tools for Cardiovascular Risk Reduction- A Pocket Guide 2009 Revision Coming Soon! • Includes guidelines on Primary and Secondary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease, assessing Framingham risk and women’s guidelines Each chapter includes: up-to-date statistics, key guideline tables from national org. (AHA, ACC, ATP III, JNC7) patient resources, pharmacological therapies, target goals, and ICD 9 codes • Includes chapters on lifestyle (nutrition and exercise), cholesterol, hypertension, overweight and obesity, diabetes, and smoking cessation Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  8. Clinical Tools PCNA Forms Online: Practical Information for your Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Clinic Medical Evaluation Forms, Assessment Tools and Educational Materials • Available in Adobe Acrobat PDF files---downloadable and customized for use in a risk reduction or cardiac rehabilitation program, or for patients in the hospital or an outpatient setting • Forms include: Framingham risk assessment tools, change of behavior contracts, self-monitoring logs, dietary assessments, patient medication information handouts, and assessment tools for an initial prevention session and follow-up visit Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  9. Clinical Tools PCNA has developed these quick-reference laminated cards for use by healthcare professionals in their practice. A Quick Look at Cholesterol Guidelines Elevated Triglycerides & Low HDL- A Quick Look at Therapies Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  10. Patient Tools What You Need to Know- Triglycerides & HDL This patient piece comes in the form of a tear-off pad with approximately 50 sheets per pad. This education piece outlines: risk reduction strategies, including how to lower triglycerides and raise HDL through healthy eating and exercise. Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  11. Patient Tools Destination! Heart Healthy Eating Nutrition information and tips based on AHA guidelines for a healthy heart. FREE- order at www.bellinstitute.com • Provides patient and professional resources around increasing soluble fiber in the diet. Many downloadable patient education tools exist through the PCNA web site- www.pcna.net. • A patient booklet provides an overview of healthy eating and ways to make healthy dietary changes Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  12. Patient Tools Diabetes – CVD CD-ROM Download and print handouts for use with patients FREE at www.diabetes.org • A tool-kit on raising awareness of diabetes and CVD • Developed by collaborating organizations- ADA, ACC, and PCNA- a great tool for all clinical settings • 25 topic areas available in simple 1-2 page handouts covering such aspects as glucose control, risk factors, pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, lifestyle management, and tracking forms for monitoring daily eating and physical activity Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  13. Patient Tools • Get Tough on Angina • • A 30-page handbook and simple-to-read brochures for angina patients and families • Available in English and Spanish by calling 1-866-488-1212 • • Handbook covers angina triggers, specific tests and treatments to diagnose heart disease, communication skills, risk factors and ways to live with a chronic condition- a tracking log to monitor angina is part of this handbook • Use in multiple practice settings- CCU, cardiac rehab, cardiology practices Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  14. Community Involvement Tell A Friend About Women and Heart Disease • Developed for healthcare professionals to spread the word to women about their risk of heart disease • Newly updated power-point slides with notes include AHA/ACC Evidence-based Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women - 2008 • Download FREE at www.pcna.net and spread the word by helping us reach women at risk of CVD Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  15. Cardiac/Vascular Certification The Cardiac/Vascular Certification exam was developed by PCNA with the American Nurses Credentialing Center in an effort to give nurses a chance to enhance their knowledge of CVD prevention and management. • Eligibility Criteria (for all levels of nurses) • Hold a current, active unrestricted RN license within a state or territory of the US or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country • Have practiced the equivalent of two years full time as a registered nurse • Have a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice and 30 hours of continuing education in cardiac vascular nursing within the last 3 years Receive the following credentials: RN, BC Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  16. Online CE Opportunities FREE online Continuing Education opportunities available at www.pcna.net: Health Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Walnuts Assessment, Treatment, and Evaluation of the Patient with Elevated Triglycerides and Low HDL Women’s Health in Menopause and Later Years Initial Evaluation and Ongoing Assessment of the Patient with Chronic Heart Failure: Focus on the Outpatient Setting CVD & Depression: Does the Arrow Point Both Ways? Reducing CV Risk in the Insulin Resistant Patient Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  17. Websites/Free Materials • pcna.net (Tell a Friend about Women & Heart Disease / power point with script) • www.pcna.net/clinical/handout-HDL/index.php (Triglyceride/HDL patient handout) • www.bellinstitute.com (Destination Heart Healthy Eating/Nutritional Guide) • www.diabetes.org (Make the link/patient information for diabetes & cardiovascular disease) • 866-488-1212 (Angina Handbook & Brochures/ English & Spanish)

  18. Coming Soon • High Blood Pressure Brochure • Antiplatelet Brochure

  19. 16th Annual Symposium Enhance clinical skills and network with CVD specialists from around the country. Earn credits and connect with PCNA friends/colleagues while learning and having fun. Join us to learn the latest advances in science with practical clinical approaches to patient management. April 15-17, 2010 Northwest Chicago, IL Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

  20. We Need You! Help us grow PCNA Tell a colleague or a friend about our organization Help us promote nurses as leaders in CVD prevention and management Request a PCNA Speaker for your local Mended Hearts Chapter meeting! PCNA National is coordinating this with Mended Hearts National; just contact Mended Hearts and tell them you would like a speaker Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association