Below is a list of ready-to-go slide decks that Chapter Leaders can use for their Spring or Fall Learning Series. Once a chapter has presented a slide deck, they may not present it again.
Nurse Health and Well-Being (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Identify the physical health concerns found to be prominent in the nursing population.
- Review the impact of burnout, current workforce issues and stress on the mental health of nurses.
- Discuss occupational health safety including variations and methods to leverage employer wellness programs and workplace environment issues to promote healthy lifestyles and health attainment by nurse employees.
- Explore best practices and innovation in self-care and health promotion of the nursing workforce.
Cardiovascular Related Maternal Mortality (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Describe cardiovascular and cardiometabolic complications of pregnancy including long term risks across the lifespan.
- Discuss the impact of social determinants of heath and implicit bias on cardiovascular related maternal mortality.
- Review current women’s health guidelines, policies and recommendations.
- Examine best practices to prevent maternal mortality including improved hypertension monitoring, increased access to perinatal appointments, and more.
A Heart Healthy Lifestyle Counseling: A Focus on the Female Patient (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Identify two pregnancy complications associated with future CVD risk.
- Describe the integration of brief dietary counseling into a clinical visit.
- Apply evidence-based interventions to promote physical activity and healthy eating including the PCNA Heart Healthy Toolbox.
Hypertension: Identification, Management, and Equity (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Review current hypertension guidelines.
- Describe the association between high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease risk.
- Explain the impact of implicit bias, oppression and discrimination on cardiovascular health.
- Discuss treatment strategies for hypertension according to patient’s risk level, co-morbidities, race/ethnicity age.
National Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of CVD: Integrating Hypertension, Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Lifestyle Guidelines into Practice (2.0 CE contact hours)
- Cite and locate national guidelines related to CVD Risk Reduction.
- Using a case study approach, apply current CVD prevention and risk reduction guidelines to patient care planning.
- Explain how CV risk assessment tools and patient-centered approaches can help to individualize risk factor management.
- Describe how to identify and manage CV risk factors according to current guideline recommendations.
AFib in Clinical Practice: Recommended Tools and Treatments to Prevent Stroke (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Discuss the risk factors associated with undiagnosed and asymptomatic atrial fibrillation.
- Incorporate effective strategies for early detection of AFib into clinical practice
- Select tools that can help in communicating risk factors, prevention strategies, and treatment approaches with patients.
- Identify key aspects of current recommendations on atrial fibrillation, anticoagulation, stroke risk, and prevention approaches.
Impacts of SGLT2s and GLP1s on CVD, Diabetes, and Renal Function (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Explain the role, function, and side effects of SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 receptor agonists.
- Review the cardio-protective effects of SGLT2is and GLP1 RAs.
- Discuss the weight loss benefits of GLP1 RAs and SGLT2is.
- Discuss the weight loss benefits of GLP1 RAs and SGLT2is.
- Summarize the renal benefits for patients with T2DM prescribed SGLT2is or GLP1 RAs.
- Apply patient and provider tools to enhance access and adherence to medication regimens.
ASCVD Risk Estimation and Communication (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Describe modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors and enhancers that are known to increase the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD).
- Explain currently available ASCVD risk estimation tools.
- Apply tools that can predict risk for ASCVD across patient populations using a case study approach.
- Summarize Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring considerations.
12 Lead ECG Interpretation (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Review components of the 12-lead ECG.
- Explain 12-lead ECG interpretation techniques.
- Discuss patient care considerations of specific ECG findings including prolonged QT, HCM, WPW, and more.
- Apply 12-lead ECG interpretation techniques through hands-on practice.
Recommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (1.0 CE contact hours)
- Review CV risk factors, their relationship, association, and prevalence in persons with obesity.
- Discuss ASCVD risk calculators and demonstrate how to calculate 10-year and lifetime ASCVD risk.
- List the steps in performing a comprehensive cardiovascular physical assessment to screen for safety in starting an exercise program.
- Describe best practices in exercise counseling and prescription in persons with obesity.
Peripheral Arterial Disease: Risk Factors, Screening & Treatment (1.0 CE)
- Outline the risk factors associated with PAD.
- Describe the clinical presentation of patients with PAD.
- List the steps to perform an Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) to screen for PAD.
- Discuss common treatments for PAD including a supervised exercise training (SET) program for patients with claudication.
Diabetes and the Cardiovascular Nurse: A Stepwise Approach to Management (1.0 CE)
- Describe the association between diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Review AHA/ACC Guidelines and ADA Standards of Care for the prevention and management of CVD in patients with diabetes
- Summarize clinical trial data supporting the use of antidiabetic therapy to improve CVD, CKD and heart failure outcomes
- Explain a multidisciplinary, team-based approach to management of the patient with Type 2 Diabetes and the role of the CV clinician
Screening for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Identifying the Undiagnosed Patient (1.0 CE)
- Review prevalence and common risk factors associated with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF).
- Describe typical signs and symptoms of NVAF and how to assess for them during a clinical encounter.
- Discuss the importance of pulse taking and follow up ECG to screen high risk patients for NVAF.
- Using case examples, illustrate how to initiate NVAF treatment, provide follow-up and collaboration across the continuum of care to ensure optimal patient outcomes.
Women’s Cardiovascular Care Across the Life Course – Promoting Prevention During Pregnancy and the Postpartum and Childbearing Years (1.0 CE)
- Identify three pregnancy complications associated with future cardiovascular or cardiometabolic risk
- Identify women who are at increased risk for developing these pregnancy-related complications
- Describe the cardiovascular or cardiometabolic risk associated with these pregnancy-related complications
- Describe clinical guidelines and recommendations for postpartum follow up and risk reduction in women with histories of these pregnancy-related complications
- Apply evidence-based interventions to promote healthy eating, physical activity, and breastfeeding during the postpartum and childbearing years