Cardiovascular Team

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

I would like to formally invite you to become part of our American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Team Puerto Rico Chapter (ACC-PR CVT).  Our goal is to become the main source for cardiovascular leadership, education and research for the cardiovascular healthcare provider.  Also, we would like to partner actively with other organizations health related to improve cardiovascular health in PR.
Here you will find a place where the cardiovascular healthcare providers (non-physicians), participate in chats and forums of interest, find important and critical information related to patient’s health and well-being.  In addition, this group stays up to date on guidelines and other opportunities for its members to participate on ACC-PR’s initiatives, committees and working groups. 

Our mission:

  1. To improve cardiovascular care promoting the participation of the Cardiovascular Team in all aspects of the ACC-PR Chapter.
  2. To promote and advocate for excellence in patient care based in an interdisciplinary team effort.
  3. To offer educational opportunities that promotes effective team work.
  4. To promote awareness of practices that affect negatively the Cardiovascular Team’s (CVT) patient care.
  5. To offer educational opportunities that encourages the professional development of the CVT.
  6. To encourage the interactions with other healthcare professional organizations and offer educational opportunities for the CVT.

To become a member you should fall under one of these categories[1] and have your active license:

Click on this link:
 http://www.acc.org/membership/become-a-member

  1. Go to the column at the left of your monitor and click on your profession.
  2. Then fill out the application and one of the physicians that is a member of the ACC-PR or a member of the CVT in your work area will sign and become your “sponsor”.  (They need to sign your application.)
  3. At the end of the document it will tell you that you can send it on by regular mail or by email.
  4. You pay $125.00 by money-order or with a credit card.
  5. In order that this payment covers your registration to the Annual Meeting and the continuous education in Puerto Rico, your payment should be done before December 31, 2016.  If payment is made after this date, it will require additional charges stipulated by the National ACC.
Once you are a member of the CVT, you have access to free continuous education through the ACC page, professional magazines and a web of international members.  You will also have access to the evidence-based guidelines for the management of cardiovascular disease.

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[1] Bylaws, The Puerto Rico Chapter of The American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Team; Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Pharmacist, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker, Exercise Physiologist, Genetic Counselor, Nurse Practitioner, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist, Registered Cardiac Sonographer, Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist, Registered Congenital Cardiac Sonographer, Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, Registered Dietician, Registered Nurse, Registered Vascular Specialist, Registered Vascular Technologist.