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Website spotlight: Communicating heart health education to staff

Nurse Leader Insider, April 18, 2011

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Shelley Lockard, RN, BSN, physician marketing coordinator at Indiana (PA) Regional Medical Center (IRMC), first encountered the HeartCaring® program, which she now coordinates, by finding a note on her desk telling her that it was to be one of the facility’s newest programs. A nurse with clinical background in cardiac care, Lockard was charged with finding a way to maximize the potential of the women’s cardiac health education program (see the sidebar below for more details on HeartCaring).

Participation in the HeartCaring program, a cardiovascular extension of the Spirit of Women® national program, was intended to allow IRMC to provide evidence-based cardiovascular education to its community members through many consumer events. Since initiating the program in 2008, IRMC has designated 12 HeartCaring physicians and their office staffs.

Editor's note: Read the rest of this free article by visiting Communicating heart health education to staff found in the Reading Room at www.StrategiesForNurseManagers.com

*Do you need continuing education (CE) credits? Check out this month’s CE article, Evaluating outcomes demonstrates value of education or visit our archives and view a compilation of CE articles (marked with an asterisk).



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