The Cardiovascular Nurses group is chaired by Jane Hannah. Jane is also on the executive of the Cardiovascular Nurses Council which represents members on both sides of the Tasman.
Jo-Ann Downie represents Affiliate nurse members on the New Zealand Committee. Jo-Ann partners with cardiovascular nurses in centers around the country to deliver training days around the country. Known as “Roadshows”, they aim to update and up-skill nurses working in primary or secondary cardiovascular care settings. Read some comments from Roadshow attendees below.
During the year, the nurses group works with the Annual Scientific Meeting organising committee to prepare for symposiums and business meetings at the ASM.
At the 2016 Nurses Symposium atrial fibrillation was in the spotlight including a presentation from Affiliate member Murray Hart on an innovative atrial fibrillation pathway.
In other work, a group led by nurse Affiliate member Wendy Bryson has been writing the New Zealand framework for advanced cardiac nursing roles.
To find out more or to get involved, contact Jane or Jo-Ann through the Society’s office.
Participants at Roadshows in 2016 commented on aspects of the CPD events that they enjoyed the most:
“All presenters gave valuable and relevant information. The day was well organised and kept to time. The low cost was appreciated.” (Dunedin, May 2016)
“Great to have such a variety of top-notch presenters. Interested to learn that obesity is a major risk for developing atrial fibrillation.” (Dunedin, May 2016)
“Echo case studies were very informative.” (Lower Hutt, Mar 2016)
“Learnt so much and felt that I can deliver nursing care more appropriately.” (Lower Hutt, Mar 2016)
“Finding out more about local rehab. Seeing devices, stents etc. Useful knowledge for practice nurses.” (Whakatane, Nov 2016)
“Resources available; what’s new in cardiology; lipid profiles; pharmacy; and the catering was fabulous.” (Whakatane, Nov 2016)