Best Practices in CV Nursing: Overcoming New Challenges

Live Webinar

Best Practices in CV Nursing: Overcoming New Challenges

September 9, 2017
8:30 AM to Noon CT

Interested in decreasing your stress and time spent on administration, while improving patient outcomes and safety? Don't miss our special live webcast on Access to Innovative Medicines. A panel of nurse experts will address the current issues surrounding access to innovative medicines and provide best practices.

Stick around to earn 2.0 CE credits (includes 1.5 pharmacology) with two additional presentations on lipids and antiplatelet therapy.

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8:30 AM           Welcome
8:45 AM        Improved Access to Innovative Medicine through Effective System Navigation: Applying Best Practices to Your Workplace

Moderator: Lola Coke RN, PhD
Speakers: Susan Halli Demeter DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CLS, Mayo Clinic
Kim Newlin MSN, ANP, FPCNA Sutter Roseville Medical Center

9:45 AM    Antiplatelet Therapy Post-ACS: Choosing the Right Therapy for the Right Duration

(1.0 CE, including 0.8 Pharmacology)

10:45 AM              Break 
11:00 AM          Strategies for Managing Dyslipidemia Patients with Residual CVD Risk 

(1.0 CE, including 0.7 Pharmacology)

12:00 PM          Program Ends

Stressed Nurse on the Phone


What is the Strategies for Nurses and Patients: Access to Innovative Medicine program about?
The project is in response to the challenges health care providers (HCPs) and their patients face each day: 
  • Increasing amount of time HCPs spend navigating complex payment systems (completing prior authorization paperwork, documentation of previous treatments and their efficacy, follow-ups with pharmacies and insurance companies, and communicating with frustrated patients and families)
  • Increased job dissatisfaction with more nurses leaving the field at a time when their skills are most needed as the population ages
  • Difficulty getting prescribed treatments approved by insurance
  • Being placed on a prescription in the hospital and then being unable to fill that same prescription after discharge due to different formularies
  • Prescription switching by pharmacies based on formularies
  • Challenges refilling a prescription after the original 30- or 90-day course is completed
  • Misunderstanding regarding the risks of stopping prescribed treatments without provider knowledge
  • Affordability of treatments
PCNA recognizes that nurses are best positioned to represent and empower patients, help problem-solve solutions, and ensure the best patient outcomes.

What about the other webcast topics? What are learning objectives associated with those?

Antiplatelet Therapy Post-ACS: Choosing the Right Therapy for the Right Duration 
    • List guideline-recommended antiplatelet therapies and indications for their use in the post-ACS patient.
    • Identify the most appropriate choice and duration of antiplatelet therapy in selected case studies.
    • Outline strategies to improve patient understanding and adherence to long-term antiplatelet therapies.
Strategies for Managing Dyslipidemia Patients with Residual CVD Risk 
    • Outline secondary prevention strategies in CVD patients with residual risk despite taking the maximum tolerated dose of statin therapy.
    • Describe the clinical steps taken to identify statin intolerance.
    • Differentiate between the indications for statins, PCSK9 inhibitors and other LDL-lowering therapies.
    • Identify the potential barriers to treatment adherence for patients requiring LDL-lowering therapies and solutions to address the barriers.
If I miss the webcast, will the program recording be available to me afterwards?
No, the program will only be available live and as it happens.

What is the cost of the webcast?
Registration for this webinar is complimentary. You will need to create a PCNA account before you can register.

How can I check if the live webcast is viewable on my computer?
You can check that your computer is compatible by clicking here>
How many credits can I earn for viewing the live webcast?
You can earn 2 hours of CE (including 1.5 hours of pharmacology)

I can’t view/hear the video – what do I do?
First, confirm that your internet is working. If it is, then this is likely a technical issue.  Please call Freestone Support Team at 1-866-702-3278. They will be available during the webcast. 

Accreditation Statement 

This educational activity is provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA). Multiple educational grants have been requested to support this program. PCNA is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education (CE) programs by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), provider number 030602. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Policies and Commercial Support Standards. 

This program is supported by Amgen and Bristol-Meyer Squibb / Pfizer.