Fairfield Pulmonary & Critical Care Associates Staff Attend Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Symposium
LANCASTER, Ohio (October 17, 2011) – Fairfield Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates is taking the initiative to learn more about Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) including better ways to treat and diagnose the disease for patients at Fairfield Medical Center (FMC). Dr. Christian Tencza, FMC Critical Care Pulmonologist; Renee Wolfe, RN; and Dalene Campbell, RN; from Fairfield Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates attended the PAH Professional Network Symposium held in Arlington, Virginia, on September 22-24.
From left, Renee Wolfe, RN; Dalene Campbell, RN; and Dr. Christian Tencza.
"Treating patients with pulmonary hypertension is complicated and involves not just the physician but also a dedicated nursing and office staff as well as specialty pharmacists,” said Dr. Tencza. “A team approach is paramount. This conference integrates the different aspects of PAH care so that our office is better prepared to handle all issues that arise in caring for a patient with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension."
This conference, designed for allied health professionals, offered PAH education for new and seasoned providers in the PAH field. There were multi-disciplinary speaker panels, sessions for pediatric practitioners and sessions led by pharmacists. This year’s program featured an extraordinary lineup of speakers and topics highlighting the latest advances and research in pulmonary hypertension, and provided allied health professionals an exceptional opportunity to enhance their Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension knowledge.
Wolfe and Campbell found the conference to be extremely helpful and informative. “We attended sessions regarding the treatment plans for the various groups of patients as well as the diagnostic workup of patients with PAH. Overall, this experience was extremely beneficial to all three of us and we look forward to applying this knowledge to our practice.”
For questions or more information about Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, please call Critical Care Associates at (740) 689-6833.
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