Blood Cholesterol Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Blood Cholesterol Management to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

Course Expiration Date: 5/31/19
If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $60.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with an update on current pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management interventions for blood cholesterol management. It also has a section on cholesterol management for children.

Instructor: Dr. Claire DeCristofaro

Target Audience: Nurses

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the concepts and principles related to clinical decision-making in the pathophysiology of the contribution of blood cholesterol to the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.
2.Identiify risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and associated adverse outcomes.
3. Discuss currently available interventions for the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of abnormal blood cholesterol.
4. Discuss currently available clinical practice guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol.

Length of Course: 140 minutes

Credit statements:

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 2.3 contact hours and 0.5 pharmacology hour.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.23 CEUs (2.3clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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