Lisa Evans, ECG Trainer has been named as a Healthcare Pioneer by the AF (Atrial Fibrillation) Association. Lisa was announced as one of the winners of the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers 2018 – Showcasing Best Practice in AF, for her case study and report – ‘ECG clinics and training of staff to detect atrial fibrillation and other cardiac issues for inpatients and community patients with serious mental illness who are prescribed anti?psychotic medication’.
Lisa’s study will be published in the AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report next year. She has also been invited to attend a 10 year celebration of the AF Association at the House of Commons on 23 November.
AF or atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorder) affecting more than 16 million people around the world. Every 15 seconds someone suffers an AF-related stroke, yet most can be prevented using appropriate anticoagulation therapy. The AF Association focuses on raising awareness of AF by providing information and support materials for patients and medical professionals involved in detecting, diagnosing and managing AF.
Trudie Lobban MBE, Founder and CEO of AF Association congratulated the 2018 Award winners stating, “AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Award, is presented to examples of truly innovative best practice covering identification, diagnosis, management, treatment and care of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), which we summarise as Detect, Protect, Correct and Perfect. We share the published AF Association Healthcare Pioneers Report with clinicians, commissioners and policy makers across the globe asking them to use these case studies as a benchmark to drive improvement in processes and patient pathways for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of AF patients in their respective countries.
“Now in its third year, we had the highest number of entries to date, and all were of an excellent standard, demonstrating tremendous innovation to improve the lives of AF patients.”
Lisa said: “It was lovely to hear that my work has gained this recognition and I am delighted that it will be included in such an influential report to help with improvements for AF patients.”
Congratulations to Lisa.