SPCN Members – we wanted to share with all of you the information highlighted during Heart Month on our social media. In case you don’t follow SPCN on Facebook here are the 2022 posts.
July 5, 2022
Make plans now to join us this fall!
SPCN Annual Educational Meeting
Friday, November 4, 2022 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm CST
LIVE @ Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago + Virtual option
CHD and Mental Health: Innovations for a lifetime of emotional well-being and resilience
More information and RSVP information to come in July
New this year: Pre-sessions pediatric cardiology symposium
Friday, November 4, 2022 from 2:00-5:30 pm CST
(no extra fees for symposium)
AHA Scientific Sessions 2022 will follow
November 5-7th in Chicago
AHA members will receive registration and housing information in early July.
For those wishing to become a member, go to www.heart.org
We can’t wait to see you!
May 20, 2022
Congratulations to current Vice President, Kelly Kirby, on receiving the Alumni Practitioner Award as part of the 2022 UCSF Alumni Achievement Awards.
This award honors an alum whose work is marked by boundless clinical empathy, understanding, and caring within health care. Kelly currently leads both the Single Ventricle Home Monitoring Program and Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Through her nursing education and career, she has provided knowledge, compassion, and caring to numerous patients with CHD and their families.
We are so very proud of you, Kelly, and look forward to your continued contributions to the nursing field. Congratulations!
Kelly Kirby, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC, PCNS-BC
May 2, 2022
SAVE THE DATE!
SPCN Annual Educational Meeting | Friday, November 4, 2022
Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago (live) and Virtual
CHD and Mental Health: Innovations for a lifetime of emotional wellness and resilience
Several nurses will share their expertise and take questions.
Additional information will be shared via email, web site and social media.
March 21, 2022
Congratulations to SPCN member, Karen Uzark, for her recent publication:
Advances in Managing Transition to Adulthood for Adolescents With Congenital Heart Disease: A Practical Approach to Transition Program Design: A Scientific Statement form the American Heart Association
J Am Heart Assoc. 2022;11:e025278. DOI: 10.1161/ JAHA.122.025278
Congratulations to SPCN member, Trudy Pierick, for her recent publication:
Increased interstage morbidity and mortality following stage 1 palliation in patients with genetic abnormalities
Pierick AR, Pierick TA,
Scholz TD, Zimmerman MB, and Reinking BE
(2022). Increased interstage morbidity and mortality following stage 1 palliation in patients with genetic abnormalities. Cardiology in the Young, page 1 of 6. doi: 10.1017/
Remember, #Nurses are the backbone of health care systems.
During the Superbowl tonight which coincides with #CHDWeek, there will be 1 child born with #CHD every 15 minutes, so that averages out to 15 families impacted regardless of the winner of tonight’s football game.
Please recognize both teams today for their success arriving here, the winner, and all those impacted by the #1birthdefect, Congeital Heart Disease.
Heart Month! DAY#13 on 2/13/22!!!
A CHD nurse’s response to the Challenge 2022 of Conquering CHD! Well, today’s challenge is kind of no challenge for me! My wonderful nursing colleagues from all over the world have been a gift – to me and a gift to CHD and all care. Many of us belong to the Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses (www.spcnonline.org). Karen Uzark, nurse practitioner and researcher at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was a founder of #SPCN and I was with her at the meeting where SPCN was conceived in New York in 1985! We are still members and are on the board. As the field of CHD care advanced more specialty organizations have come about and nurses have been integral participants in this progress. There are so many examples but a couple are: the Consortium of Congenital Cardiac Care Measurement of Nursing Practice (C4MNP) and the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) – many nurses from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are participating in and contributing to the work of these important organizations and many more for heart care! Cheers to nurses! #CHDAwarenessWeek#CHDAwareness #1in100 #umsaveaheart #chdcare #chdnurse Michelle Steltzer Louise Callow Trudy Pierick Jennie Peterson
Today begins #CHD awareness week for the #1birthdect impacting so many hearts worldwide . Please join #SPCN nurses who care about improving outcomes locally and internationally meeting prior to the annual American Heart Association meeting.
Congenital Heart Disease care impacts patients, parents, siblings, families, providers, and does not discriminate.
2/1/22 SPCN started Heart Month advocating with AHA for Go Red!
SPCN-Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses
Happy Heart Month to all SPCN Nurses! And don’t forget to Go Red on 2/4/2022. The SPCN annual meeting is held in conjunction with the AHA Scientific Sessions plus, with our Pediatric CV Nursing Committee, we collaborate with AHA’s Council on CV & Stroke Nursing, so let’s join the #WearRedDay this Friday! Let’s go! #WearRedDay is this Friday. So crank up the tunes, get on your feet and rock your red for women’s heart health.
Heart Month and SPCN Membership Recruitment
February is known for heart celebrations, and American Heart Month is a way of increasing awareness of heart disease while also promoting prevention and wellness. Our organization is the only one to encompass nurses internationally from ALL areas of nursing: clinical practice at all levels (bedside nurses, surgical and procedural nurses, coordinators, advanced practice nurses), research, academia, and various levels of management and leadership. Some of these areas are well represented within SPCN, while others are sparse within our membership. The better representation we have across these areas, the more likely we will be able to expand our impact and accomplish our mission.
As President of SPCN, I would like to challenge each current member to recruit at least 2 new members to join our organization. This special recruitment promotion, ‘Recruit 2 and Get 1 Free’, will allow all current members to receive a FREE year of membership after recruiting at least 2 new members to join SPCN from Feb 1-28. To receive this bonus, the new members must notify our treasurer, Ruth Lemus (RuLemus@chla.usc.edu), who they were recruited by. This payment will go into effect with the next membership renewal date.
Thank you for taking the time to reach out to colleagues and friends to increase our membership and expand our communication with nurses from all areas of cardiac nursing. Now more than ever, we need to support one another, so reach out today!