K 03 SPECIAL SESSION: Cardiovascular Health Science

Thursday, 2 August 2012: 1:15 PM-2:30 PM
Description/Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to describe a program of research in cardiovascular health focusing on recovery and outcomes, women and heart disease, risk factors and prevention, nursing intervention science and research training/mentorship. The results of clinical trials testing innovative models of health care delivery such as a nurse case management system for the treatment of hyperlipidemia and a comprehensive program of cardiovascular disease risk reduction delivered by nurse practitioner /community health worker teams will be presented. Based on a systematic review of the literature, the state of the science of cardiovascular nursing intervention research will be described. Making the most of mentoring for self-renewal of the profession will be discussed. Recommendations for future research in cardiovascular intervention science will be proposed.
Learner Objective #1: Describe effective interventions to promote cardiovascular health.
Learner Objective #2: Identify relevant areas for future research in cardiovascular health science.
Organizers:  Jerilyn K. Allen, ScD, RN, School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Moderators:  Aaron W. Conway, RN, BN, (Hons), School of Nursing & Midwifery (QLD), Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, Australia