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Overview As a nurse practitioner, patients presenting with hypertension and cardiovascular disease will be a common occurrence that you will need to be prepared to diagnose, monitor, and treat. This case-based continuing education module is geared toward the NP student or career starter, but is also a beneficial refresher for the seasoned NP in practice. This activity features Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald, a Family Nurse Practitioner with vast expertise in NP certification preparation and continuing education. In this presentation, Dr. Fitzgerald will provide evidence based education with the latest guidelines for identification and reduction of cardiovascular risk factors. Utilizing a case-based approach, allow Dr. Fitzgerald to introduce Neha, a 42-year-old female patient of Asian descent with multiple cardiovascular risk factors including; hypertension, diabetes, overweight , elevated lipids.
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Review the benefits of lowering lipid levels in patients with hypercholesterolemia
Identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease based on patient demographics, health history, and other factors
Compare the efficacy and safety of statin dosing regimens and strategies for optimizing lipid level reductions
Speakers Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Dr. Margaret Fitzgerald has no relevant affiliations to disclose. Disclaimer Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. Additional Information For questions or more information concerning this online CE opportunity contact the AANP CE Center Manager at CECenter@aanp.org.
0.75 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology
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