EuroHeartCare in Jönköping, Sweden, May 2017

The annual congress for cardiovascular nurses was this year held in Jönköping from the 18th to 20th of May.

Group photo outside conference building. photo
 

​Theme for this year’s congress was Teamwork for excellence in cardiovascular care. Members of the PROCARD research group participated with one oral abstract presentation, two moderated poster presentations and four poster presentations. In addition, Tone Norekvål acted as Chairperson in the symposium: “ESC guidelines, what`s new, what changes in practice are needed to ensure their implementation?”, and the Clinical case session.

Kjersti Oterhals and Leslie Eide participated in the first moderated poster session. Kjersti Oterhals presented her poster “Gender differences; insomnia and the closing sound from mechanical heart valves” and Leslie Eide presented her poster “Urinary catheter use and delirium after aortic valve therapy”. Leslie Eide received an award for best moderated poster.

Several of the research group`s members presented posters at the congress. Nina Fålun: “Nurses experience in and practice with writing diaries to critical ill patients”, Hege Andersen Amofah: “Factors affecting in-hospital sleep-wake pattern in octogenarians during the early postoperative phase after transcutaneous aortic valve replacement”, Irene Valaker: “Relational continuity with healthcare providers after percutaneous coronary interventions: the patient perspective” and Irene Instenes: “A qualitative study on how octogenarians experience relatives and health professionals when being in a delirious state after aortic valve therapy”. Irene Instenes` poster received Top score.

Hege Andersen Amofah also participated in the Oral abstract session for doctoral students with her presentation «Factors associated with disturbances in sleep-wake pattern in octogenarian patients in the early postoperative phase after surgical aortic valve replacement”.