CVTeam Fall Newsletter
Greetings Maryland ACC Cardiovascular Team,
I am excited to have the privilege to serve as the ACC State Chapter CVTeam Representative for Maryland. I hope everyone had a great summer and was able to spend time relaxing with family and friends.
As we begin a new academic year, I want to highlight a few things that the MDACC Cardiovascular Team has planned. We are continuing with our Pillars of Cardiology Webinar Series. Our first presentation will be Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 pm where Jess Chasler, PharmD, MPH, BCCP will be presenting on “Navigating Medicare Part D. A Primer for the Health Care Professional.” This will be a timely presentation as our patients will be eligible to change plans or enroll in plans in October. We will also have additional CE programs later in the year. The ACC National Legislative Conference is coming up shortly from October 16 - 18. If you are interested in professional advocacy, this is the place for you. Lastly, the Mid-Atlantic Capital Cardiology Symposium (MACCS) will be Sunday November 20. The symposium is packed with great educational content, as well as a reception at the ACC Heart House on Saturday evening which will provide the opportunity to network and see friends.
If you are interested in becoming more involved with the Maryland ACC Cardiovascular Team, please contact me via email.
John Lindsley, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP, AACC
MDACC CVTeam Representative
The CVTeam Leadership leaned in and overcame stiff odds to push through and accomplish the mission of their 2020 BOG Grant which was to teach basic CPR in Black and Brown neighborhoods. Statistic show that Black and Brown people are much less likely to receive CPR by bystanders. The leadership partnered with youth from the Food Project, a non-profit in Southwest Baltimore that aims to empower Southwest Baltimore youth through culinary skills, job opportunities, and mentoring. Together the students and leadership produced a ‘TikTok’ type video showing Black and Brown students performing pillow CPR and knowing how to react in a stimulated sudden cardiac event. They were also trained in CPR. This video is on YouTube and was distributed by our student ‘cardio stars’ and Tweeted and retweeted to gain awareness.
Click here to watch the video.
Members are encouraged to apply for professional designations through the college. The AACC designation recognizes CVT professionals who provide a high level of cardiovascular care. The FACC designation, Fellow of ACC, is a recognition of professional achievement.
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There are plenty of opportunities for CV Team members to be involved in chapter activities. CV Team members are welcome to all events and are encouraged to volunteer (email (email@example.com to get involved).
John Lindsley,- PharmD- State Representative
Angela Street, CRNP, MSN
Rama Anthony, ACNP - Baltimore
Amy Dukovic, CRNP - Southern Maryland
Angela Greenfield - RN representative
Jae Patton - RN, MSN, CRNP, AACC
Henry Wynn - PA representative
CVTeam Competency Consensus Statement
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