The Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals produced a new feature on Cardiovascular Technology and the career of a Cardiovascular Technologist on the Health Professions Network website, hpnonline.org.
In the current health crisis, every one is reminded of the crucial importance and value of health care professionals and health careers. But shortages of professionals still affect many States, and some students who might be interested in health careers just aren't quite sure what to expect from the educational requirements to the day-to-day life of a professional.
To help address these issues and to raise the profile of the cardiovascular profession, we're participating in a Health Professions Network initiative designed to promote practical and personal perspectives on health education and work in non-physician careers.
Please note, the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals represents individuals from a variety of professional backgrounds, but this feature focused on cardiovascular technology and the cardiovascular technologist as other HPN members will cover nursing and radiologic technology as pathways to health careers in a number of specialties.
The feature still has takeaways for radiologic technologists and registered nurses interested in particular cardiovascular work environments, and emphasizes the crucial importance of teamwork and diverse professional backgrounds in the cardiac care team.
We surveyed a number of professional and student ACVP members to compile our perspectives, and we thank all of the individuals who helped us create this resource for the next generation of cardiovascular professionals!
The resource is also far from set in stone, and we invite your feedback on how it might be improved in the future. And please, share this resource!