Navigating Barriers to Risk Reduction in the African American Patient
Dr. Keith Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, expert in the field of disparities in the cardiovascular care of African Americans, discusses strategies to address gaps in care.
Credit: 0.8 Hour CE
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Incorporate at least one new communication approach to improve hypertension care for African Americans
- Discuss lifestyle, medication adherence, and use of correct medications
- Describe a culturally appropriate approach to coaching the African American patient on heart healthy lifestyle changes
- Review the new hypertension guidelines and their potential impact on African Americans, especially older women