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partners in crime allies fighting heart disease

Partners in Crime: Allies Fighting Heart Disease

Barbara Fletcher, RN, MN, FAHA

University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

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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

who are pcna members
Who are PCNA Members?

Copyright © 2007 by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association

membership benefits
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

publications
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

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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

clinical tools
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

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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

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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

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patient tools
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

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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

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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

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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

community involvement
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

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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

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online ce opportunities
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

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websites free materials
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)
coming soon
Coming Soon
  • High Blood Pressure Brochure
  • Antiplatelet Brochure
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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

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we need you
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