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

Join Geeta Sikland as she discusses behavior change principles and their application to setting goals to follow a heart healthy diet as well as assessment and communication techniques to help the CV nurse in their practice setting.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours, 0.0 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

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 clinical settings. Geeta will also demonstrate communication techniques such as motivational interviewing.

Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours, 0.0 CE pharmacology hours

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Learning Objectives

1. Discuss lifestyle behavior change principles and their application to setting goals and following a heart healthy diet.
2. Summarize practical dietary assessment and counseling strategies that the CV nurse can apply in clinical settings.
3. Demonstrate communication techniques to improve diet adherence, prevent relapse and build confidence in making successful lifestyle changes.

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Faculty

  • Geeta Sikand MA, RDN, FAND, CDE, CLS, FNLA
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of PCNA. PCNA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030602.