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Co-President’s Address May 22, 2014. Karen LaFond, MSN, RN Deb Sullivan, MS, APRN-CC. MACVPR MISSION. The mission of the MACVPR is to promote the practice of high standard of care in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation in Massachusetts. 2014 Executive Committee. Co – Presidents

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Co president s address may 22 2014

Co-President’s AddressMay 22, 2014

Karen LaFond, MSN, RN

Deb Sullivan, MS, APRN-CC

Macvpr mission

The mission of the MACVPR is to promote the practice of high standard of care in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation in Massachusetts.

2014 executive committee
2014 Executive Committee

  • Co – Presidents

    • Karen LaFond, MSN,RN

    • Deborah Sullivan, MS, APRN-CC

  • Co-Presidents Elect:

  • Immediate Past Presidents

    • Esther Burchinal, MS, CES, RCEP

    • Dennis O’Brien, BS, RN

  • Treasurer

    • Donna Hawk, RRT, AE-C

  • Newsletter Editor

    • Lynne MacDonald, PT

      • Committee members

  • Education committee co – chairs :

    • Ginny Dow, RN, BSN, BC

    • Deirdre Proudman, MSN,RN-BC,CCRN

      • Committee members

  • Membership chair

    • Melessa Fox, RN, BSN

      • Committee members

  • Consider becoming part of the macvpr executive committee team
    Consider becoming part of the MACVPR Executive Committee TEAM

    • Immediate openings for President-elect or Co-President elect for 2014

    • Innovation and Best Practice Committee

      • Co-Chair openings and seeking committee members

    • Please consider these opportunities to serve the MACVPR

      If interested, please see us after the meeting

    Important dates for 2014

    • Sept 3, 2014 Professional Certification Exam

    • Sept 4-6, 2014 ~ AACVPR Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

    • October 23,2014~ MACVPR New England Symposium (Devens Commons)

    • December 2014~ AACVPR Certification/Recertification Application Open (

      • AACVPR Certified Programs in MA: Cardiac: 27 / Pulmonary: 7)

    • Outpatient AACVPR Registries

      • Cardiac

      • Pulmonary (Started June 2013)

    Registry update
    Registry Update TEAM

    • Due to privacy concerns of programs, we are not allowed to share information on the names of programs that currently participate in the data registry.

    • Currently, there are 3 pulmonary programs from Massachusetts and 6 cardiac programs from Massachusetts.

    • Nationally, there are currently 418 Cardiac Programs participating in the registry and 140 Pulmonary Programs currently participating.

    Registry update1
    Registry Update TEAM

    • Breakdown for the Northeast

      Massachusetts: 6 cardiac programs, 3 pulmonary programs.Rhode Island: no cardiac or pulmonary programsConnecticut: 4 cardiac programs, 0 pulmonary programsNew Hampshire: no cardiac or pulmonary programsMaine: 3 cardiac programs, 2 pulmonary programsNew York: 5 cardiac programs, 0 pulmonary programsNew Jersey: 5 cardiac programs, 1 pulmonary program.Pennsylvania: 12 cardiac programs, 4 pulmonary programs.

    Registry update2
    Registry Update TEAM

    • Bench marking outcomes is compared to all programs on a national level.

    • What concerns do you have with getting involved with using the registry. Please list your concerns on the questionnaire provided and we will address with National and post in the next newsletter as well as our forum.

    2014 2015 aacvpr
    2014 - 2015 AACVPR TEAM

    • Slate of candidates for the 2014 - 2015 AACVPR Board of Directors:

      • Candidate for Director

      • Kate Traynor, RN, MS, FAACVPR (good luck on your candidacy Kate!!)

    • Certification Committee

      • Ann Marie Sadlowski, BSN, RN

        • Areas to strengthen are with the ITP and the Exercise Prescription

        • Changes for 2015 are posted on the AACVPR website

    2014 2015 aacvpr1
    2014 - 2015 AACVPR TEAM

    • AACVPR Education Committee

      • Deb Sullivan, MS, APRN-BC

        • Currently putting together webcast presentations for 2015

        • Suggestions are welcome

    • Co-chair of AACVPR Health and Public Policy Committee

      • Waynes Renolds, BSN, RN, FAACVPR

        Also Co-chair of the J-14 MAC Committee

    Aacvpr professional certification
    AACVPR Professional Certification TEAM

    Earn the only comprehensive professional certification in cardiac rehabilitation: the Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP).

    • The Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP), exclusively for cardiac rehabilitation (CR) professionals, is the only certification aligned with the published CR competencies. AACVPR’s exam assesses proficiency via exam questions that evaluate knowledge of facts, concepts and processes required to complete tasks in thefollowing areas…

      Handbook/Review Manual available


    Aacvpr professional certification1
    AACVPR Professional Certification TEAM

    • Patient Assessment

    • Nutrition Management

    • Weight Management

    • Blood Pressure Management

    • Blood Lipid Management

    • Diabetes Management

    • Tobacco Cessation

    • Psychosocial Management

    • Physical Activity Counseling

    • Exercise Training

    • The CCRP certification is awarded by the AACVPR Professional Certification Commission upon achievement of a passing score on the exam.

    Eligibility TEAM

    Professionals wishing to sit for the CCRP exam must meet the following criteria:

    • 1,200 clinical hours in CR/secondary prevention

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a health-related field from an accredited college or university OR current RN licensure.

      • Current RN licensure does not necessitate minimum academic requirement.

    • Professionals who do not meet the eligibility requirements may appeal their eligibility.

    • Discounted rates for the first year, will only be available at the National meeting in September, 2014

    Macvpr strategic plan for 2014
    MACVPR Strategic Plan for 2014 TEAM

    Retain and increase membership to ensure MACVPR remains the preeminent professional organization for Cardiac/ Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    • Current membership: 96 (now 90)

    • Increase membership by 10% this year

    • Widen the professional distribution of multidisciplinary team members (more opportunities for contact hours)

    Macvpr strategic plan
    MACVPR Strategic Plan TEAM

    • Opened up MACVPR New England Symposium to non-members

      • Encourage your colleagues to participate

      • Encourage your colleagues to present a poster on topics of interest

    Macvpr strategic plan for 2014 continued
    MACVPR Strategic Plan for 2014 (continued) TEAM

    Encourage and support increasing the quality of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in MA through innovative strategies and evidenced-based practice.

    • Provide the highest quality education and networking opportunities – meetings, newsletter, President’s Updates

    • MACVPR Forum Utilization

    • Utilize new technologies to improve and enhance communication

    Strategic plan for 2014 continued
    Strategic Plan for 2014 (continued) TEAM

    Improve the utilization of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation in MA

    • Performance Measures for Physicians (new for 2014) will be a CMS and Quality Measure

    • Educate key players/tracking mechanism

    • Enhancement of the website

    New initiatives innovation and best practice committee
    New Initiatives: Innovation and Best Practice Committee TEAM

    Goal: provide MACVPR with a combined strong foundation in technology, informatics, social media, research, and best practice to lead us in a rapidly changing health care environment.

    Functions to :

    • Enhance and provide alternative channels of communication (Facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc.)

    • Serves as a liaison and maintains a link between MACVPR and AACVPR with presidents approval

    • Recruitment for poster sessions that allow members to disseminate important information on innovative ideas, best practice and research

    • Provide a leadership path and mentorship opportunity within the organization

    • Contribute a standing report/update for the newsletter

    Poster presentation session
    Poster Presentation Session TEAM

    Purpose is to provide a forum at the New England Symposium to:

    • Disseminate original research findings

    • Showcase successful approaches to patient care

    • Highlight innovation and best practice projects

    • Receive feedback from your colleagues

    New initiatives student scholar team
    New Initiatives: TEAMStudent Scholar Team

    The goal:

    • Connect students from across the state

    • Provide opportunities for networking, collaboration and the development of leadership skills

    • Work with the Membership and/or Innovation and Best Practice committees to enhance means of communication (Facebook, twitter, linkedin, etc.)

    • Contribute to the Student Corner Column in our newsletter (include items such as helpful hints and pearls for fellow students, successes and challenges with internship)

      *Complete application, 9 month commitment (school year), certificate awarded at completion

      *Please see Melissa if you are interested/application will be available on our website