CardioVisual is a free, cardiologist-created mobile app (iPhone, iPad and Android) that provides clear understanding of complex heart conditions, treatments and procedures via high-quality, commercial-free videos. Doctors and nurses use the app in their practice and hospitals to facilitate patient communication, and then send patients home with a patient version of the app for further study.
CardioVisual offers several advantages:
- Better understanding and clarity of information for patients
- Simplified discussion of complex cardiac problems
- Enormous time savings
- Educational resource for trainees
- Improved quality of care and satisfaction for patients
- Ease of use — instant access on any mobile device that can be used anywhere
- Consistent patient messaging — they can revisit the same information at home
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Changes coming that will affect your nursing license effective January 1st, 2016:
In light of recent incidents involving fraudulent license cards and verifications, the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN) voted at its September 2015 Board Meeting to stop issuing license cards for LPNs and RNs, as well as security paper approval cards for Advanced Practice Nurses.
As LPN Renewal for 2015 is ongoing, the Board will continue issuing license cards for both LPNs and RNs until 12:00 am on January 1, 2016, at which time license cards will not be valid for licensure verification. This change will require employers and others seeking to verify the validity of a nursing license to obtain primary source verification either through ABN’s Subscription Service or through a verification request on the ABN website (www.abn.alabama.gov). License look-up will remain available, but will not be valid for primary source verification.
In addition to the changes noted above, the ABN will mail out a newly-designed Continuing Education (CE) card to all licensees. This card will be used to process CE contact hours obtained from Board-Approved Providers. The CE cards will not expire and will remain with the licensee, whether or not the license remains in good standing.
AGAIN, THE CE CARD IS NOT A LICENSE AND PRIMARY SOURCE VERIFICATION MUST BE OBTAINED IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE VALIDITY OF THE LICENSE.
The Board and Board staff are aware that the elimination of license cards will require adjustment from all parties involved. Please be assured that we did not make this decision lightly, as we felt it was necessary as we continue to pursue our primary mission of public protection. We will continue to keep you informed of the new process and timeline for implementation as we complete this transition.