Summary: Responsible for the planning, coordinating, providing and documenting care for terminally ill patients from day of admission through day of discharge.
Dear Section Members:
Happy Spring to all. As I wrote this, Colorado was bracing for the 2nd spring blizzard of 2016 – no kidding! Since our last newsletter, I had the privilege of attending CSM 2016 in Anaheim, CA. For those of you who were able to attend CSM 2016, I’m sure you will agree that the conference was another smashing success thanks to the outstanding work of our education committee. At CSM 2016, we hosted a new informal event as a way to engage CVP Section members – we called the event a “Coffee Meet and Greet” – and I think it was another of CSM’s “smashing successes”. We hope to continue with this event in the future.
If you attended the CVP Section Business Meeting, you would have heard that the CVP Section Board of Directors is in the process of revising the CVP Section Strategic Plan which will guide our activities over the next 3 to 5 years. We also created and debated new Mission and Vision Statements, as well as an update to our Organizational Values. In this newsletter, I would like to introduce the new Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section Mission Statement: “Optimizing human movement and health by advancing cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapist practice, education and research excellence.”
A mission statement communicates the purpose of an organization by concisely outlining the goals and objectives of that organization. I believe we have captured the ambitions of the CVP Section in this statement – we will promote excellence in practice, education and research for all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants which will positively impact all of our stakeholders – from our patients to our referral sources to APTA to our legislatures to our section members.
In future newsletters, you will hear more about the strategic plan. I value your comments. As always, I encourage you to feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns or if you would just like to chat.
Daniel Malone PT, PhD, CCS President
Monday, March 21, 2016
In the fall of 2015, I was selected for an international volunteer assignment in St. Lucia, an island in the Caribbean. I was approved for the assignment due to my dual credentials as a physical therapist and a wound care specialist.
North Sunflower nurses learn to think outside the box
Written by Anne Preus
By BECKY GILLETTE
The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Center for Telehealth and Intel-GE Care Innovations has had such success providing the Diabetes Health Telehealth Network that it is being expanded to serve those with other chronic diseases and those underserved across the Southeast.
A two-year-old diabetes program launched by the University of Mississippi Medical Center is expanding to other states and populations.
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The success of Mississippi’s telehealth-based diabetes program is prompting its parent health system to expand to other states – and other chronic disease groups.
By Paul Demko | May 16, 2015
What if you could read the exact blood sugar levels of your patients with diabetes right now, send this information to your care staff and alert your patients about their high glucose levels even if they’re 100 miles away—all with the help of a touch screen? Sound like futuristic fanfiction?
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Chairman Thune, Chairman Wicker, Ranking Members Nelson and Schatz and fellow panelists, it is a pleasure to appear before this subcommittee to discuss how we can work together to advance telehealth through connectivity. I thank the Subcommittee, and especially my Senator, Chairman Wicker, for the opportunity to testify and look forward to a robust discussion.