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CVTeam Pillars of Cardiology Virtual Learning Series

Join the CVTeam as we explore the latest therapeutics and diagnostic techniques in the essential areas of cardiology: Heart Failure, EP, Interventional and Prevention.  Each in-depth session will provide insights into how to incorporate the latest research into practice.  There is no charge for this event for members.

Click here for CEU information and here to view the Planning Committee.  


April 29

7:00pm-8:00pm

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

Moderator:

Angela Street, CRNP, MSN

Cardiology Nurse Practitioner

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore


Speaker:

Sandeep Devabhakthuni, PharmD, BCCP
Associate Professor, Cardiology

Director of Postgraduate Training

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore


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Past Events

Interventional: Aortic stenosis: TAVR Assessment and Treatment/Heart Team approach

 

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Moderator:

Henry Wynn Jr, PA-C, AACC (disclosure)

One Heart LLC, Baltimore


Speakers:

Rachel McCumbers, MS, CRNP, FNP-BC (disclosure)

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Liam Callejas, PharmD (disclosure)

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore 


Heart Failure: Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Amyloidosis

Pillars #1 10-22-2020

Moderator:

Amy L. Dukovcic, CRNP, MBA, MSN (disclosure)

Independent Healthcare Consultant

Gaithersburg, MD


Speakers:

Abby Hubbard, CRNP, CHFN (disclosure)

Heart Failure Bridge Clinic

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD


Sara Strout, PharmD, BCPS (disclosure)

Clinical Pharmacist for the Advanced Heart Failure/Heart Transplant and Lung Transplant Programs

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD


EP: Atrial Fibrillation ablation and Pharmacotherapeutic interventions

still pict of af presentation

Click here to view a recording of the presentation.

Moderator

Henry Wynn Jr, PA-C, AACC (disclosure)

One Heart LLC, Baltimore


Speakers

Brandon Custer, PA-C (disclosure)

Lead PA In-patient EP/PA service

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, MD 


Zachary Noel, PharmD (disclosure)

Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Science

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore,  MD

Winter 2021

Happy New Year Colleagues!

I know we all are so happy to get through to a new year and that 2020 is behind us. As we approach one year since the first case of Covid-19 was discovered in the U.S., so many of us have lost family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, and patients over the past several months. Although the challenges of Covid-19 are far from over, we have renewed hope with the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines. With COVID-19 deaths continuing to skyrocket and the sluggish vaccine rollout, institutions are asking for volunteers to assist in vaccinations.

So, our new challenge is to administer the vaccine to at least 70-80% of the population to achieve herd immunity. Acknowledging that our colleagues of the CVTeam continue to give their all in taking care of COVID-19 patients, the MDACC Governor, Dr. Joseph Marine, has asked all of us to volunteer in the administration of the vaccines at our respective institutions. Leading by example, Dr. Marine volunteered this past weekend and administered 50 vaccines to Johns Hopkins employees!

Members of our CV Team leadership council have already taken the lead in volunteering. 

Neleen Orsal, CRNP and Arif Khazi, Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist, took the lead in the vaccination clinic at St Agnes.

Amy Dukovcic, CRNP was one of 30,000 in the Moderna COVID-19 clinical trial.

Tina Ha-Johnson, RN not only volunteered in the COVID ICU but also has helped with COVID testing sites at JHH and Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. She is also happy to volunteer in the vaccine clinics.

Jess Chasler, PharmD has been redeployed to the COVID unit for several months while still supporting cardiology providers. Jess is also volunteering in the Vaccination Clinic at Johns Hopkins.

We are truly in a crisis, so please consider volunteering either in your institutions or in your communities.

Upcoming Events:

CVT Pillars of Cardiology: Virtual Speakers Series: We have two more talks from our Pillars of Cardiology series. Please sign up for the February event now!

February 4, 2021 at 7pm: Aortic Stenosis/TAVR featuring University of Maryland TAVR Coordinator, Rachel McCumber, CRNP and Liam Callejas, PGY-2

February 12-20: National Cardiovascular Technologist Week

March 10, 2021: National Registered Dietician Day

May 15-17, 2021: ACC.21 Scientific Sessions Atlanta

**Invite CVTeam colleagues to join ACC for free membership through December 2021 using promo code:  CVTREFER20

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns!

Angela Street, CRNP, MSN

CVTeam Highlights

Membership

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.

Join the Hub
Jae Patton, CRNP and John Lindsley, PharmD are our CVT Team HUB influencers 

The Cardiovascular Team

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 (jennifer@marylandacc.org to get involved).

The chapter leadership is dedicated to bringing CV Team member benefits and participation at the chapter level. If you are a CV Team member and have ideas on programs that would benefit the CV Team in the state of Maryland, please contact Jennifer Ray Beckman, Executive Director (jennifer@marylandacc.org) or Angela Street, CRNP, MSN, CV Team Liaison cvt@marylandacc.org

NEW: CV Team State Liaisons Committee Newsletter  

This new monthly newsletter was developed by Marci Farquhar-Snow, to keep you all informed about ACC and CV Team Section activities and opportunities to get involved.  Click here to read the first issue. 

CVTeam Webinars Available 

A new website featuring webinars has been created for the CVTeam. Find it here along with information regarding relevant upcoming webinars.  Archived webinar recordings are also available. 

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Angela Street, CRNP, MSN - State Liaison 

Rama Anthony, ACNP - Baltimore 

Amy Dukovic, CRNP - Southern Maryland 

Angela Greenfield - RN representative 

Tina Ha-Johnson 

Arif Khazi

John Lindsley - PharmD 

Neleen Orsal

Jae Patton - RN, MSN, CRNP, AACC

Henry Wynn - PA representative 

We are in search of a Regional Representative for Western Maryland (including Columbia). Please contact me if you'd like more information. 

CVTeam Competency Consensus Statement

Click here to read the statement. 

2020 CVT GOALS

Membership goal: Increase Maryland ACC Cardiovascular Team Membership by 25% in 2020. Increase professional diversity in our membership.
Strategies/ Initiatives:
  • Utilize national ACC promotions to target different professional categories.
  • Leadership council to target/recruit from their own institutions and professional circles
  • Assess feedback on membership value by profession via membership surveys
Engagement goal: Create multiple and diverse opportunities for the MDACC CVT to get involved
Strategies/ Initiatives:
  • Hold two networking events in 2020 
  • Hold one educational event in 2020
  • Recruit the following representatives for our Leadership Council: Western Maryland, RCIS, RN, NP 
  • Market other opportunities for engagement in the ACC such as the Scientific Sessions, Capital MACCS, and Legislative Conference.
Impact goal: Grow our legislative engagement and presence on behalf of our membership and our patients.
Strategies/Initiatives
  • At the state level, support the creation of legislation protecting the scope of practice of our RCIS members.
  • At the state level, support legislation to improve cardiac arrest survival by ensuring access to AEDs in restaurants
  • At the federal level, support patient access to Cardiac Rehabilitation through the creation of legislation allowing PAs and NPs to order Cardiac Rehabilitation without a physician co-signature
  • At the federal level, support patient access to Cardiac Rehab through legislation to allow PAs, NPs and CNSs to supervise cardiac rehab programs 
Contact
Angela Street, CRNP, MSN
Cardiovascular Team Liaison
Maryland Chapter
American College of Cardiology

cvteam@marylandacc.org



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