Eight abstracts submitted from nurses in the PROCARD research group were accepted for presentation. Of these, three abstracts were accepted as oral presenations;
Trond Pettersen: 'European cardiovascular nurses and allied professions' practical skills regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation'.
Nina Fålun: 'Patients' goal, recourses and perceived hindrances for future change – a qualitative study of patients' reflections at hospital discharge after myocardial infarction' .
Kjersti Oterhals: 'Relationship between symptoms, clinical factors and self-reported health status in in non-surgical patients with aortic stenosis'.
In addition, Astrid Frantzen was specially invited to give a lecture on 'TAVI in frail elderly – Can implementation of a TAVI coordinator improve outcomes'?
Collaborator and Chief, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rune Haaverstad gave a lecture on the topic 'Treatment decisions in cardiac surgery'.
Furthermore, five abstracts were presented as posters;
Randi Hove: 'Nursing experiences of using the Liverpool Care Pathway care plan in hospitalized patients dying from heart failure; a qualitative study'.
Astrid Frantzen: 'The impact of frailty status on self-reported health and quality of life in octogenarians with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis prior to aortic valve implantation'.
Irene Instenes: "Experience of post-operative delirium in octogenarians after transcatheter aortic valve implantation or surgical aortic valve replacement – a qualitative interview study'.
Hege Andersen Amofah: 'Differences in self-reported sleep and insomnia between octogenarians after surgical or transcatheter aortic valve replacement'.
Leslie Eide: 'Incidence and impact of delirium on physical and cognitive function in octogenarian patients one and six months after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation or Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement'. Leslie was awarded best graded abstract in the section "Psychosocial, patient perspective".