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Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses (CCCN)
Spring Nursing Conference & Annual General Meeting

 "Update Your Cardiovascular Nursing Toolkit"
Friday May 24th and Saturday May 25th, 2019

CCCN would like to thank the following sponsors and exhibitors for supporting our Annual Spring Conference taking place in Winnipeg, MB:
  • Abiomed
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Bristol-Myers Squib
  • Dairy Farmers of Canada
  • GE Healthcare
  • Novartis
  • Servier
  • Sterinova
  • University of Manitoba - College of Nursing
CCCN would also like to thank Heart & Stroke - MB and Medtronic for their financial support.

Click the links below to be directed to specific areas of the program:
Friday May 24th Program

 07:30
to
08:00
Registration and Breakfast
 08:00
to
08:15
Greetings from CCCN President
Susan Morris RNBN MEd CNCC(C) CCN(C)
 08:15
to
08:30
Indigenous Prayer and Tobacco Ceremony
Margaret Lavallee
 08:30
to
09:30
Opening Plenary
Myths, Rumours and Stereotypes: Does This Impact Equitable Access To and Quality of Cardiology Care for Indigenous Patients

Dr. Catherine Cook, MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP,
Provincial Lead, Indigenous Health for Shared Health Vice Dean,
Indigenous and Head of Ongomiizwin - Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
 09:30
to
10:00
Troponin - The Ups and Downs
Dr. Laurel Thorlacius, PhD, FCACB,
Medical Director, Clinical Biochemistry, Shared Health
 10:00
to
10:15
 Health Break
 10:15
to
10:35
Concurrent Session 1: Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Surgical Unit Advanced Life Support (CSU-ALS)
S Warren, B Landry (Winnipeg, MB)

Concurrent Session 2: ACS/AMI
Communities Focusing on Cardiac Care: The Manitoba Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) Network
L Avery, D Ducas, D Allen, J Luu, B Hiebert, C Kuttnig (Winnipeg, MB)

10:40
to
11:00
Concurrent Session 3: Cardiac Surgery
Moving Safely After Heart Surgery: A Single Center's Journey to Individualize Sternal Precautions After Median Sternontomy
B Landry, S Warren (Winnipeg, MB)

Concurrent Session 4: ACS/AMI
“Temporary Pacing”
D Morris (Victoria, BC)

11:00
to
12:00
Early Initiation of Combination Therapies in Heart Failure: Are we ready?
Estrellita Estrella-Holder, RN, NP, MScA, MN-ANP, CHFN
Sponsored by: Servier
12:00
to
13:15
Lunch
(12:00 – 12:30)
Sponsored by: Servier

CCCN Annual General Meeting
(12:30 – 13:15)
13:15
to
13:35
Concurrent Session 5: Heart Failure/Transplant
Virtual Heart Failure Management in the Long Term Care Setting
M Krauter, M Wilson, L Porepa (Newmarket, ON)

Concurrent Session 6: Health Services
Knowledge Sources Valued in Clinical Practice: What Nurses Are Saying
L Avery, M Lobchuk, C Park, M Moffatt (Winnipeg, MB)

13:40
to
14:00
Concurrent Session 7: Patient Safety
Metal hypersensitivity Screening in Inpatient Cardiac Care Settings
D Dordunoo, T Hanna, M Pullinger (Victoria, BC)

Concurrent Session 8: Health Services
Listening and Learning About How to Improve Heart Health Care Among First Nation Peoples
K Throndson, A Schultz,  M Sinclaire, J Sawatzky (Winnipeg, MB)

14:05
to
15:00
Chunk and Chew: Nurses' Role in Helping Patients to Understand and Integrate Health Information
L Avery, E Estrella-Holder, A Szwajcer, T Warner (Winnipeg, MB)
15:00
to
15:15
Health Break
15:15
to
16:00
Cardiac Imaging Modalities
Davinder S. Jassal, MD, FACC, FRCP(C) Professor of Medicine, Radiology, and Physiology and Pathophysiology
Section Head, Cardiology Department of Internal Medicine Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba



Saturday May 25th Program

 07:30
to
08:00
Registration and Breakfast
 08:00
to
09:00
Opening Plenary
Getting to the Heart of Cannabis and its Health Effects 
Dr. Lynda Balneaves, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
 09:00
to
10:00
Mechanical Circulatory Support:  What, When, Why, How
Brigitte Chappelaz, BN CCP CPC
Perfusionist/VAD coordinator
 10:00
to
10:15
Health Break
 10:15
to
10:35
Concurrent Session 9: Health Promotion
Exploring Perception of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Female Nurses
G Gujral, J Sawatzky, A Schultz, A Ready (Winnipeg, MB)

Concurrent Session 10: Health Services
Differences in five-year outcomes and follow-up care post index coronary angiography among First Nation People and all other Manitobans
A Schultz, LDahl, K. Throndson, E McGibbon,  J Sawatzky, B Elbarouni, C Cooke, J Brownlie, R Fransoo (Winnipeg, MB)
 10:40
to
11:00
Concurrent Session 11: Health Promotion
Exploring the Relationship between Self-Efficacy, Physical Activity, and Cardiovascular Risk in Women at Moderate to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
L Banman, J.Sawatzky, L Avery, T Duhamel (Winnipeg, MB)

Concurrent Session 12: Health Services
Differences in prescribed cardiac medications and 5-year mortality between Manitoba First Nations and non-First Nations angiography patients
L Dahl, A Schultz, K Thronsdon, E McGibbon, J Sawatzky, T Nguyen,  A Katz, MSinclaire, C Cook (Winnipeg, MB)
 11:05
to
12:00

Three new ways to improve your patient’s cardiovascular outcomes
Meghan McKechnie, B.A., B. Sc. (Pharm)
  • The cardiovascular benefits of going with the “flo”(zin).
  • PCSK-9 inhibitor – the newest Star Wars droid or a non-statin option to manage cholesterol?
  • Vernakalant – can your patient FINALLY kick their A Fib to the curb?

12:00
to
13:10
Lunch
(12:00 - 12:20)
Sponsored by Novartis

The Heart Failure Challenge: Taking Action Early to Improve Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients (12:20 - 13:10)
Sandra Toner, RN, MN
Estrellita Estrella-Holder, RN, NP, MScA, MN-ANP, CHFN
Sponsored by Novartis
13:10
to
13:50
12 Lead ECG Boot Camp
Brenda Ridley, BScN MA Ed, CHSE

13:55
to
14:15
Concurrent Session 13: Nursing Education
Let's Talk About Illicit Drugs: When Drug Use and Hospital Care Collide
E Hyde, S Gilchrist, K Throndson (Winnipeg, MB)

Concurrent Session 14: Health Promotion
Smoking Cessation Volunteer-Led Program
M Krauter, S Sohrabipour, R Chen, E May (Newmarket, ON)
14:15
to
14:45
LVAD and Transplant: A Patient’s Experience
 Barb Kolomy
14:45
to
15:00
Health Break
15:00
to
16:00
Closing Plenary - Cardiology Initiative for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in First Nations
 Dr John Ducas MD, FRCPC
Interventional Cardiologist, WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
Director – ACS Network
Associate Professor of Cardiology, Department of Internal
Medicine, University of Manitoba
16:00
to
16:15
Wrap-Up
Brenda Ridley, BScN MA Ed, CHSE



POSTERS
Posters will be available for viewing on Friday and Saturday. Please note, authors will be present at their posters during the times outlined below.

Friday 10:00 – 10:15
Time is "Tick"ing: A Case Study of Lyme Disease-Related Carditis
E. Hyde, N. Bordush, C. Mecas, J. Sawatzky (Winnipeg, MB)   

Friday 15:00 – 15:15
Let's Talk About Sex: Sexual Activity Education Needs of Couples Following Diagnosis of Acute Coronary Syndrome Using Interpretive Description
E. Hyde, D. Martin (Winnipeg, MB)

Friday 15:00 – 15:15

One Size Does Not Fit All: Complex Case Rounds and Decision Making
L. Avery, J. Scott-Herridge, J. Ducas, C. Seifer, B. Hiebert, R. Love (Winnipeg, MB)

Saturday 10:00 – 10:15
The Content Validity of the Prodromal Symptoms-Screening Scale [PS-SS]: An Expert Panel   
L. Ostrowski, W. Heedo-Lee, J. Tsang, S. O'Keefe-McCarthy (St. Catharines)
Saturday 10:00 – 10:15
Turning Cardiac Health Education on its Head: A KTE Initiative based on the Educational Preferences of Clinicians and Women with Heart Disease
S. O'Keefe-McCarthy, K. Taplay, L. Keeping-Burke, A. Flynn-Bowman, M. Vasilaki, K. Stearne, D. Gibson, L. Boyd, I. Chalmers, B. Kennedy, J. Sawdon (St. Catharines, ON)

Saturday 14:45 – 15:00
Exploring Clinical Outcomes of Acute Ischemic Stroke Following a Door-to-Needle Quality Improvement Project
S. Alcock, J Sawatzky, T. Strome, K Doerksen (Winnipeg, MB)



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