Why We Wear Red
At K2P, we are dedicated to supporting cardiologists’ lifelong knowledge goals by providing a digital learning platform with relevant, personalized, and meaningful education. We are passionate about bringing emerging medicine trends to the physician so they can practice at the top of their license.
Read our personal stories about why each of us at K2P has made this our mission.
Kara Sasse – Chief Product Officer
Preeclampsia – a word that meant nothing to me until it snuck its way into my first pregnancy at 20 weeks. A routine checkup, turned frightening as I learned about how preeclampsia can be life-threatening. Before I knew it, appointments increased and specialists, including a cardiologist, were introduced. At 36 weeks, the preeclampsia had progressed and I safely, delivered my healthy son. This was thanks to the attention of my doctors and cardiologist who were monitoring me every last push. I have come to find out that women who have had preeclampsia are at double-risk for heart disease and stroke later in life. Now more than ever I need to be vigilant about my heart health and my lifestyle. I am so privileged to have joined a company like K2P that is helping in its own unique way protect mothers and their babies by helping cardiologists be at their best, and improving their sphere of knowledge by leveraging our digital learning platform to stay up to date on the latest trends in medicine.
Arielle McDonald, Content Development Lead
The field of medicine is continuously changing, which means there’s a lot of information for physicians to keep up with. I am inspired everyday by the opportunity I have to ensure the topic areas addressed in our content accurately reflect the most recent literature and guideline recommendations, in hopes that the information will translate into a reduction of cardiovascular related health disparities. The prevention and treatment of heart disease resonates so deeply with me because it is the leading cause of death in women in the United States, and minority women suffer high morbidity and mortality rates. The better we’re able to keep our learners informed of the most effective diagnostic, preventative and treatment options available for various subgroups of people, the better equipped our learners will be to address this health disparity collectively.
Megan Langley, VP Marketing
In my family, we are focused on heart health and signs of the Big S – Stroke. For generations, strokes have been prevalent in my family and unfortunately many of my relatives didn’t have the fortune of recovery. But because of advances in healthcare and early detection, family members that have been afflicted with a stroke are thriving and are showing the next generation how to live full, healthy lives.
Will Angel, Data Analyst
I wear red for my Uncle, who passed away from a heart attack 24 hours after leaving a hospital for an unrelated accident. The doctors gave him good care, but I wonder if there were warning signs that they missed or did not realize were indicators. With a healthier lifestyle, my Uncle would still be here today.
Suzanne Hughes, Content Strategist
It is staggering to me to reflect on how drastically the cardiology field has changed since I became a nurse in 1974! It really drives the point home to me about how much practicing physicians have to learn- not just every year, but every month and every week. When I worked in the coronary care unit in the 1970’s, the average hospital stay for a heart attack patient was 3 weeks. Now it’s around 48 hours! And in the hospital where I had my first job, we nurses were only “allowed” to defibrillate if the house physician did not get there within 2 minutes. Now school children learn to use an AED, right? Think about all of the research that had to be done and the evidence-guidelines re-written to change those practice norms. How can physicians possibly process all the information they need to do the best for the patients who depend on them? We at K2P take pride in helping physicians identify their learning needs, and address them in an effective and efficient way.