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Yale New Haven Hospital offers women's heart health seminar for registered nurses

2/15/2011 — Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is hosting a half-day seminar for registered nurses, entitled "Matters of the Heart: The Latest Evidence About Women's Heart Health," on Thursday, April 7 from 12:30 - 5 p.m. It will be held in the second level auditorium of 55 Park Street in New Haven

This seminar provides an opportunity for nurses to learn about the latest advances in women's heart health. Topics and speakers include, "Is This a Heart Attack?" presented by Basmah Safdar, MD, medical director of the Women's Heart Program at Yale New Haven; "Risk Factor Modifications & Management Strategies," presented by Lisa Freed, MD, from Cardiology Associates of New Haven, PC; and "Getting Women to Care," presented by Janet Parkosewich, RN, DNSc, nurse researcher at YNHH.

There is a $50 fee for this seminar and registration is required. Upon completion, 3.5 contact hours will be awarded. For more information, or to pre-register, contact Peggy DeZinno, RN, at 203.688.9355, or [email protected].

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties.