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Cardiovascular Risk Factors Overview

Presented by: Cynthia Webner

Course Description: 
According to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with one person dying every 37 seconds from cardiovascular disease. Nurses play a crucial role in reducing the burden of cardiovascular disease through risk factor education and counseling.  The cardiovascular risk factor course content is outlined below. This short course was recorded as part of the Cardiac Vascular Nursing Certification Review Course and is being offered as an individual CE offering for those not purchasing the CVN Review Course.

Course Content:

  • AHA Life’s Simple 7
  • Unmodifiable Risk Factors
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Activity
  • Tobaccoism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Sleep Disorder Breathing

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1.  Differentiate between modifiable and non-modifiable cardiovascular risk factors.
2.  Describe the relationship between diabetes mellitus type 2, metabolic syndrome, and obesity and cardiovascular risk.
3.  Outline recommendations for activity to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
4.  Discuss evidence based recommendations for tobacco cessation counseling.
5.  Compare recent guideline updates for management of blood pressure levels and dyslipidemia.
6.  Review the potential adverse consequences associated with untreated sleep apnea.

Continuing Education:
3.75 hours of continuing education (contact hours) are offered with this program.  CNEA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number 15714.

Course Price:
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