ACC CardiaCast: Pulse Check: The Importance of Trauma-Informed Care

“PulseCheck” is a series within CardiaCast that is designed for nurses or allied healthcare professionals who are new, or new to cardiology, offering practical team-based solutions to the challenges that nurses and allied health professionals face every day. This special series published during Mental Health Awareness Month is sponsored by ACC’s Cardiovascular Psychology Workgroup. In this episode, host Andrea Price MS, AACC brings together Kim Smolderen, PhD, FACC and Zena Samaan, MBChB, MSc, DMMD, PhD to examine trauma-informed care and the spectrum of cardiovascular conditions and health through the lens of psychology.

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Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Care Team

Keywords: CardiaCast

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