Enlisting the International Nursing Community to Fight Heart Disease

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Enlisting the International Nursing Community to Fight Heart Disease

New initiative and website

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Cardiovascular disease still tops the list of the world’s most serious health problems, accounting for $320 billion a year in direct and indirect costs and one out of every three deaths in the U.S. alone.

Now, the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum (GCNLF) has launched a new website to support nurses’ pivotal role in combating this largely preventable global epidemic.

Best Practices Around the Globe

Recognizing that nurses are at the forefront of patient education, the forum enlists members of the international nursing community to promote evidence-based practice guidelines while acknowledging cultural differences.

The forum’s roster of international nurse experts works collaboratively with other professionals and international organizations.

The new website, http://pcna.net/gcnlf, offers general information about the GCNLF, a patient education resource library, links to partner organizations, event information and more. The site will also act as a clearinghouse of international patient education materials, helping to foster an understanding of best practices in other countries.  

This article is from workingnurse.com.

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