AFib: Rhythm, Rate, and Risk Reduction

Diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib) necessitates a balance of rate, rhythm, and risk reduction strategies to help control and manage symptoms and lower patient risk for stroke. Assessing and managing the disease requires a team-based mentality with the patient at the center. AFib is the most common cardiac arrhythmia in clinical practice and …

Sun Safety for Seniors

Sun Safety for Seniors When the sun is shining, and the weather is warm, most of us want to be outside. It’s a great pastime for many, whether you’re gardening, taking walks, swimming, or just soaking up the sun. However, it’s crucial for seniors to be careful in the sun, as 1 in 5 Americans …

Traveling with Dementia: Tips & Considerations

Traveling with Dementia: Tips & Considerations Taking a summer vacation is an annual tradition for many families, and that doesn’t have to change as family members age. However, it may require more careful planning, especially if travel plans include a loved one with dementia. Here are some tips to consider when traveling with dementia. What …

Blood Pressure Cuff Innovations and the Role of Nurses

Blood Pressure Cuff Innovations and the Role of Nurses

Blood pressure readings aid in our understanding of patients’ cardiovascular health. Accurate measurements are crucial for diagnosing and managing health conditions that may hemodynamically impact our patients.1,2 Traditionally, the stethoscope and blood pressure cuff have been our trusted tools for external blood pressure assessment.2 However, recent innovations have ushered in cuffless alternatives, marking a significant …

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Heat waves. Ice storms. How would you deal with any one of the many situations that require an emergency response? In addition to a cool head and quick thinking, you’ll benefit from an emergency preparedness plan that covers before, during and after an emergency or natural disaster. Mobility impairment, medical conditions, cognitive difficulties …

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What Is In-Home Care?

Home. It’s not a place – it’s a feeling. And that feeling grows stronger as we age. Three out of four adults over 50 say they want to live in their own homes as the years go on. But when daily life becomes more difficult, many find they need additional support to age in place …

Helping with Healthy Equity

Helping with Healthy Equity

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be highly preventable. Yet, despite the vast network of clinical settings and prevention and management strategies available to help patients reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), not every patient has access—putting them on a potential trajectory of CV-related morbidity and mortality. What can be done to support CV professionals …

Professional Development for Cardiovascular Nurses: Why, Why Not, and How? 

Professional Development for Cardiovascular Nurses: Why, Why Not, and How? 

Nursing is a dynamic profession with countless opportunities for professional growth. After entry into nursing, nurses can choose numerous paths in their careers depending on the level of education and training that they have attained.  Nurses in clinical practice can acquire various licenses and certifications, including licensed practical nurse, registered nurse, advanced practice nurse (APN), …