Heart Month – Day #13

Remember, #Nurses are the backbone of health care systems.

During the Superbowl tonight which coincides with #CHDWeek, there will be 1 child born with #CHD every 15 minutes, so that averages out to 15 families impacted regardless of the winner of tonight’s football game.

Please recognize both teams today for their success arriving here, the winner, and all those impacted by the #1birthdefect, Congeital Heart Disease.

Heart Month! DAY#13 on 2/13/22!!!


A CHD nurse’s response to the Challenge 2022 of Conquering CHD! Well, today’s challenge is kind of no challenge for me! My wonderful nursing colleagues from all over the world have been a gift – to me and a gift to CHD and all care. Many of us belong to the Society of Pediatric Cardiovascular Nurses (www.spcnonline.org). Karen Uzark, nurse practitioner and researcher at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was a founder of #SPCN and I was with her at the meeting where SPCN was conceived in New York in 1985! We are still members and are on the board. As the field of CHD care advanced more specialty organizations have come about and nurses have been integral participants in this progress. There are so many examples but a couple are: the Consortium of Congenital Cardiac Care Measurement of Nursing Practice (C4MNP) and the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS) – many nurses from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are participating in and contributing to the work of these important organizations and many more for heart care! Cheers to nurses! #CHDAwarenessWeek#CHDAwareness #1in100 #umsaveaheart #chdcare #chdnurse Michelle Steltzer Louise Callow Trudy Pierick Jennie Peterson