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Jo Ann Pelaez-Fisher

PhD, RN

Jo Ann holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, where her dissertation focused on the assessment of cultural competence, dementia attitude, and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease among tertiary health care providers. She holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Bellevue University in Nebraska and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jo Ann is a nursing professor at the College of Southern Nevada, where she teaches Nursing Pharmacology and Medical-Surgical Nursing and is a liaison for the Nursing Management and Preceptorship course. Additionally, she coordinates the nursing program clinical courses for all nursing sections into the health care facilities throughout the Las Vegas valley. She has been with the College of Southern Nevada for more than 10 years.

Jo Ann is currently employed as a cath lab nurse at Dignity Health Siena campus in Henderson, Nevada. She is an integral team member of the invasive cardiology services that include cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty and stent placement, pacemaker or defibrillator insertions, and additional invasive cardiac procedures. She has more than 18 years of invasive cardiology experience and other nursing experience, which includes cath lab management, postanesthesia care, and preoperative nursing.

Jo Ann has interests in athletic activities such as distance cycling, stand-up paddleboarding, and short-distance running. She also enjoys winter skiing and hiking. She is active in her community, volunteering at her local church, helping to teach religious education to children. She is married with two children. She volunteers at her son's Boy Scout troop in Henderson, Nevada, and is an active member of her son's high school band booster organization.

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Heart Failure and the Ventricular Assist Device

Presented by Jo Ann Pelaez-Fisher, PhD, RN

Heart Failure and the Ventricular Assist Device

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Video Runtime: 48 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 31 Minutes

This course will educate health care providers caring for patients with heart failure. The course will describe what heart failure is and the difference between right-sided heart failure, left-sided heart failure, and congestive heart failure. Details about which patients are eligible to receive a ventricular assist device are covered. Indications and risks, including lifestyle modifications that can be implemented to improve quality of life, are presented. This course is designed for nurses in any setting but is particularly targeted to nurses in the long-term acute care facility, skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, or home health.

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Post CABG Recovery: Nursing Care and Management

Presented by Jo Ann Pelaez-Fisher, PhD, RN

Post CABG Recovery: Nursing Care and Management

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Video Runtime: 47 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 22 Minutes

This course will provide essential information on caring for patients who have undergone coronary bypass graft surgery. The course will define what the coronary bypass graft surgery is, identify concerns the patient may encounter after surgery, and provide details to how the patient can return to normal life. This course is designed for nurses in any setting but is particularly targeted to nurses in the long-term acute care facility, skilled nursing facility, rehabilitation facility, and home health.

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Overview of the Cardiac Catheterization Process

Presented by Jo Ann Pelaez-Fisher, PhD, RN

Overview of the Cardiac Catheterization Process

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Video Runtime: 70 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 31 Minutes

This course will provide essential details for caring for patients who have had invasive coronary procedures. The course will differentiate between right cardiac catheterization and left cardiac catheterization. Preprocedure, intraprocedure, and postprocedure expectations will be discussed. his course will present purposes for cardiac catheterization, topics to explain to the patients and their families, and possible complications related to the procedure. Common catheterization findings, such as valve disease, pulmonary hypertension, and coronary disease, will be briefly discussed.

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