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Southern Nevada District Fall Chapter Program

October 07, 2023

10:00 am PDT -1:30 pm PDT

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

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


10:00 AMWelcome
10:15 AMRecommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (1 CE)
11:15 AMQ&A
11:45 AMAFib in Clinical Practice: Recommended Tools and Treatments to Prevent Stroke + Implanted Loop Recorders (1 CE)
12:45 PMBreak
1:00 PMQ&A
1:30 PMClosing

Presentation Topics

Recommending Exercise in those with Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors (1.5 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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.