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Connecticut Fall Chapter Program

October 25, 2022

5:30 pm EDT -8:00 pm EDT

Join us for a complimentary educational event this fall, where you can network with colleagues, earn 1.8 CE contact hours and learn more about PCNA. Hosted by the Connecticut Chapter.

PCNA members and non-members are welcome to register and attend. Please share this with colleagues and friends.

Agenda

5:00     Social Hour with Light Dinner
5:30     Welcome and Sign In
5:45      Recommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors  (0.9 CE)
6:45      Screening for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Identifying the Undiagnosed Patient (0.9 CE)
7:45      Closing

COVID POLICY of YALE
All attendees must be vaccinated, including the first booster.
Must present COVID vaccination card.
All attendees are required to wear a mask.

Presentation Topics

Screening for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: Identifying the Undiagnosed Patient (1.0 CE)

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Recommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (1.0 CE contact hours)

Learning Objectives

  • 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.