Next Meeting: Monday, July 10, 2017

Speaker: Linda Hart, DNP

Topic: Living with Lung Disease & Heart Failure

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This Month Meeting:

Date: August 8, 2011

Time: 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Location: Bosher Auditorium
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Speaker: Janet Pinson, RN, NP, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine of
Virginia Commonwealth University

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Nurse Practioner, VCU Health System
Topic: PROPER Use of Various INHALERS & NEBULIZERS

Courtesy Of:  LINCARE


Bosher Auditorium
Chippenham Medical Center
7101 Jahnke Road
Richmond, VA 23225


About Janet Pinson

Janet Pinson has been a nurse practitioner at the VCU Health System for many years with last 12 years working in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. She received her graduate degree at UVA. She is a firm believer in the patient being a central part of the healthcare team.

Academic Degrees and Training:
BSN, 1987, University of South Carolina
MSN, 1991, University of Virginia
FNP, 1992, University of Virginia

Board Certification:
Family Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Clinical Experience:
Worked for five years in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at the University of North Carolina and the University of Virginia followed by three years in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals (MCVH). Six years experience as a nurse practitioner on the private General Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Pulmonary Medicine services at MCVH. Joined the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at VCU in 1999.


Mark Your Calendar for SEPTEMBER!
Next Month’s Topic: Medicare Parts B and D Supplemental INSURANCE

Speaker: Brooke Groth, Instructor,
VA Farm Bureau Insurance

Questions? Call the Facilitator, Russell Glover (804) 378.0628. Donation in Memoriam page


OUR SPONSORS

Chippemham Hospital of CJW is our largest supporter

Lincare, Rachele Clement, Representative

Louisa Home Care, Roger Householder, Representative

Roberts Home Medical, Jo Lynn Hamelman Supervisor


Benefits of Joining A Support Group

With an illness like Lung Disease, often a feeling of hopelessness and loss of control becomes the norm. With a support group, participants are able to regain that sense of control and exercise authority toward management of their situation.

Support groups can be instrumental in improving psychological motivation. By simply getting "out of the house" and joining with other people with an understanding of the problems being faced, a positive attitude can be nurtured and improved.

WHO CAN JOIN

Any individual that is lung affected can become a member. However, recognizing that it is not only the individual with the lung disease that needs support we encourage the caregivers or “care partners” and other family to join and attend the meetings. Learning and receiving support together helps to equalize the disease experience for all who are involved.

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