Sleep and Cardiovascular Health

Understanding the interconnectedness of sleep and cardiovascular health allows nurses and other healthcare providers to help patients reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease and help improve patient outcomes.

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Behavior Change

Join Nancy Houston Miller, RN, BSN, FAHA, FPCNA for a behavior change podcast episode. Our guest will discuss the process of health behavior change and resources that can assist you and your patients. Whether the topic is diet, exercise, smoking, medication adherence, or other behaviors, partnering with your patients is a key to success.

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Behavior Change Mini-Certificate

Changing behaviors is never easy, and it takes a concerted effort on the part of both you and your patients. This cardiovascular disease behavior change mini-certificate will develop your skills and knowledge, allowing you to effectively partner with patients to develop and implement lifestyle changes and realistic plans of care. Regardless of your clinical practice…

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Heart Failure Management: Lifestyle and Self-Care

Improving quality of life for patients with heart failure can include lifestyle modifications and require successful behavior change strategies. Learn best practices to apply to your clinical setting from nurse providers Colleen McIlvennan, PhD, DNP, ANP, FAHA, FHFSA, of the University of Colorado in Denver, and Binu Koirala, PhD, MGS, RN, of the Johns Hopkins…

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Behavior Change Principles in Action: Helping Patients Set Goals and Follow a Heart-Healthy Eating Plan

Join Geeta Sikland, Registered Dietician and Clinical Lipid Specialist of the University of California Irivine’s Preventive Cardiovascular Program, for this online CE course on behavior change principles in action. Geeta will discuss lifestyle behavior change principles, their application to setting goals, and practical dietary assessment and counseling strategies that the cardiovascular nurse can apply in…

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Behavior Change Principles in Action: Improving Medication Adherence

Join Eric Coleman, MD, MPH in this 1.0 CE course as he explains the importance of medication adherence in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Learn how to identify factors that impact patient adherence, including the transition to home, and review tools and strategies that increase medication adherence.

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Substance Abuse and Cardiovascular Disease

Throughout this CE course, Mariann Piano, PhD, RN will review current U.S. trends and discuss the general and cardiovascular risks associated with regarding substance abuse and cardiovascular disease. Learn strategies for counseling patients regarding the use of e-cigarettes or other vaping products, energy drinks, and alcohol use. This course will also cover key strategies, including…

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Ideal Exercise Prescription for Cardiovascular Health

Thank you to Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS for this article on physical activity and exercise prescription. What is the ideal exercise prescription? It is well established that exercise improves cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, although an ideal exercise dose is unknown.1-2 What is known, and perhaps most concerning, is that physical inactivity has increased3-4 in…

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in College Students

Thank you to Keri Barron, PhD, RN, CNE for authoring this article on cardiovascular health in college students.  Cardiovascular Health in Young Adults National data statistics demonstrate the impact that cardiovascular disease (CVD) has on our nation, as it is the leading cause of death in the United States. Previous research1,2 has explicated the importance…

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