Third annual Chest Pain Symposium a success
(Pueblo, CO) – More than 200 health care professionals attended Parkview Medical Center's third annual Chest Pain Symposium.
The all-day event at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center was free to all health care professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and students in the health care fields.
The focus of the symposium was to expand and enhance health care professionals’ skills in treating and caring for cardiac patients.
Featured topics throughout the day will included a then-and-now exploration of cardiac care, emergency department management and prehospital care.
Breakout sessions in the afternoon included presentations on arrhythmia recognition and preventative care and ethics and advances directives.
Keynote speaker will be Jenn Cash, early heart attack care (EHAC) outreach community coordinator for the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services.
Cash has led the EHAC educational outreach for more than five years, growing the program from 2000 pledges to beyond 600,000. She works with all of 1,100 hospitals that are accredited or pursuing ACC Accreditation in order to implement EHAC training for every employee within a facility.
In addition, Cash works for Dr. Raymond Bahr, the founder of the SCPC (now known as ACC Accreditation Services) and the founder of the EHAC educational program.
This dynamic symposium highlighted much of the specialty care given at Parkview Medical Center. Parkview’s Chest Pain Center is dually accredited from both the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline.