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Heart to Heart Nurses is brought to you by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Each episode will provide you with knowledge and tools you can apply to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease across the lifespan. 

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Heart to Heart Nurses is brought to you by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Each episode will provide you with knowledge and tools you can apply to the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease across the lifespan. 

    Lifestyle and Behavior Change

    Lifestyle and Behavior Change

    Join Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAHA, FPCNA, as she discusses the process of health behavior change and resources that can assist you and your patients. Whether the topic is diet, exercise, smoking, medication adherence or other behaviors, partnering with your patients is a key to success.




    PCNA Behavior Change mini-certificate(CE course): https://pcna.net/online-course/behavior-change-mini-certificate/ 




    Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (Prochaska, JO): https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1993-09955-001




    Social Learning Theory (Bandura): Bandura A. Social Learning Theory. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall; 1977.




    Steve Rollnick: https://www.stephenrollnick.com/




    William Miller: https://williamrmiller.net/

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    • 14 min
    Heart Failure Management: Lifestyle and Self-Care

    Heart Failure Management: Lifestyle and Self-Care

    [CE contact hours--see below.] Improving quality of life for patients with heart failure can include lifestyle modifications and require successful behavior change strategies. Learn best practices to apply into your clinical setting from nurse providers Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FHFSA, of the University of Colorado in Denver, and Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore.




    CE LINK: https://pcna.net/?p=10717&post_type=online-course&preview_id=10717




    PCNA Behavior Change mini-certifice (CE course): https://pcna.net/professional-development/online-learning/ "Behavior Change mini-certificate"




    AHA HF Tools & Resources: heart.org/en/health-topics/heart-failure/heart-failure-tools-resources




    Adherence to Healthy Sleep Patterns: ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.120.050792?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori%3Arid%3Acrossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub++0pubmed&




    Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Patients with HF: ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000767




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    • 21 min
    Heart Failure Management: Health Equity and Access to Care

    Heart Failure Management: Health Equity and Access to Care

    [CE contact hours--see below.] Health equity issues, including access ot medications, significantly impact patients with heart failure. From pharmacy deserts to non-medical switching and beyond, hear strategies to assist patients in getting the medications they need, from nurses Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, with the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore, and Kim Newlin, MSN, ANP, FPCNA, of Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Northern California. 




    CE LINK: https://pcna.net/?p=10716&post_type=online-course&preview_id=10716 




    Access to Innovative Medicines Provider Tools: https://pcna.net/clinical-resources/provider-tools/access-for-innovative-medicines-provider-tools/




    Medicare State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program: medicare.gov/pharmaceutical-assistance-program/#state-programs




    Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Care Costss: ssa.gov/benefits/medicare/prescriptionhelp.html




    CoverMyMeds: covermymeds.com/main/




    Solving Medication Access issues: acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/articles/2020/10/01/01/42/feature-advancing-health-equity-for-heart-failure-patients




    Non-Medical Switching: cga.ct.gov/2017/rpt/2017-R-0008.htm#:~:text=%E2%80%9CNon%2Dmedical%20switching%E2%80%9D%20broadly,expensive%20but%20therapeutically%20equivalent%20drug




    Health Equity: cdc.gov/chronicdisease/healthequity/index.htm




    Understanding Copay Accumulators: https://infusioncenter.org/understanding-copay-accumulators-who-really-benefits/




    PACH (Partnership to Advance Cardovascular Health): advancecardiohealth.org/

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    • 25 min
    Heart Failure Management: SGLT2i and GLP-1 RA Mechanism of Action

    Heart Failure Management: SGLT2i and GLP-1 RA Mechanism of Action

    [CE contact hours--see below.] Often prescribed for obesity, SGLT2is and GLP-1 RAs have a role in heart failure management. Learn about their mechanisms of action, and how their use extends beyond weight loss to cardioprotective and renalprotective properties. Guests: Kim Newlin, MSN, ANP, FPCNA, of Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Northern California, and Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FHFSA, from the University of Colorado in Denver.  




    CE Link: https://pcna.net/?p=10718&post_type=online-course&preview_id=10718 




    2022 AHA/ACC/HFSA 2022 Guideline for the Managment of HF: https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/CIR.0000000000001063




    Pocket Guide: Guidelines for Managing CVD Risk in Patients with Diabetes: https://pcna.net/clinical-resources/provider-tools/diabetes-provider-tools/




    HF Pocket Guide: A Guide to Prevention and Management: https://pcna.net/clinical-resources/provider-tools/heart-failure-provider-tools/ 




    New and Emerging Treatments for Heart Failure: HFrEF and HFpEF (CE course): https://pcna.net/online-course/new-and-emerging-treatments-for-heart-failure-hfref-and-hfpef/ 




    SGLT2is in Heart Failure: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8654149/




    SGLT2i in HFpEF: multicenter randomized trial: nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01536-x




    Empagliflozin in HFpEF: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMoa2107038#:~:text=Empagliflozin%20in%20HF%20with%20Preserved%20Ejection%20Fraction&text=Sodium%E2%80%93glucose%20cotransporter%202%20(SGLT2,and%20a%20reduced%20ejection%20fraction. 













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    • 24 min
    AFib Management in Clinical Practice

    AFib Management in Clinical Practice

    Atrial fibrillation (AFib) management includes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies.Guest Bill Miles, MD, FACC, of the University of Florida, Gainsville, describes how to effectively treat AFib--from asymptomatic younger patients without left ventricular dysfunction to older patients with significantly reduced ejection fraction.




    AFib resources for patients




    AFib resources for healthcare providers

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    • 17 min
    AFib & Sleep Apnea

    AFib & Sleep Apnea

    The interrelationship of sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation (AFib) should be front of mind for clinicians. Learn keys to guideline-directed therapy including diagnosis, risk scores, the importance of anticoagulation, rate- and rhythm-controlling medications, and pacemakers, from guest Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FPCNA, Unitypoint Health Allen Hospital Cardiovascular Center.




    AFib resources for patients




    AFib resources for healthcare providers

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    • 21 min

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