On Demand CE - Undiagnosed Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke Risk

Undiagnosed AFIB and Treatment Strategies

An advanced practice nurse, cardiologist and patient all provide a unique perspectives on the importance of accurate and timely identification of Afib and guideline-based management to prevent stroke. Kathy Berra MS, ANP, Jonathon Chrispin MD and Melanie True-Hills reinforce the importance of collaboration among health care team members, patients and care-givers.

Credit: 1.0 CE contact hours and 0.2 pharmacology
Cost: Free, available to members only

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  • Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
  • Melanie True Hills, CSP
  • Jonathan Chrispin, MD
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 
  • Discuss the magnitude of undiagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in the population at large and review common risk factors.
  • Summarize the stroke risks associated with NVAF and available treatments to prevent stroke.
  • Describe atrial fibrillation awareness and screening tools and provide examples of activities that can be executed in a variety of clinical and community settings.
  • Review risk communication strategies to help patients and care givers understand risks and benefits of NVAF treatment to actively engage in shared decision making.
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This educational activity is provided by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA). PCNA is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as an approved provider of Nurse Practitioner continuing education, provider number 030602.