RSS Coordinator(s):
  • Laura Ziegler
Series date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 12:00am to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 11:59am

Series Overview

The VA Cardiovascular Conference addresses common and unique cardiovascular conditions and treatments in order to improve competency in the treatment of diseases and conditions common in the VA patient population.  Staff and fellows deliver content via case studies, morbidity and mortality, research reviews and other interactive teaching modalities that engage all members of the healthcare team.

Target Audience

MD, DO, RN, PA, Nuclear techs, Echo Techs, Cardiology Fellows, Residents, Anesthesiologists

Elements of Competence

In addition to knowledge, this activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on:

  • American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative competencies of interprofessional communication
  • Institute of Medicine competencies of provide patient-centered care, work in interdisciplinary teams

Practice Gaps

The Madison VA Cardiology department has numerous sections within its Service. These include: Cath Lab, Electrophysiology Lab, Echosonography, Nuclear Cardiology, ECG, Nurse Case Managers, Heart Failure, Transplant, Cardiac Rehab, MDs, and Physician Assistants. In addition, VA staff also work closely with the University of Wisconsin Cardiac Surgery department. With this many entities, our goal is to eliminate silos and encourage collaboration. By bringing everyone together, staff voice their expertise by engaging in conversation to enhance patient outcomes. 

Series location: 
Madison VA Hospital
2500 Overlook Terrace
Room B2055
Madison, WI 53705
United States
RSS Format: 
Case Conference
Live Stream Available: 
Global Objectives: 

After participation in this regularly scheduled series, participants will:

  • Improve interdisciplinary collaboration by creating a safe space for discussion
  • Determine best plan of care for patient.
Interprofessional RSS: 
Target Audience: 
Nurse Practitioner
Physician Assistant
Other not specified
Cardiovascular Medicine
Credits Available: 
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
ANCC Contact Hours
University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours