Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness: Reducing Health Disparities

Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease (ASCVD), Health Equity, PAD
Member Cost: $0Non-member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours, 0.25 CE pharmacology hours

Course Overview

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) and heart disease share the same risk factors and often co-exist. This CE course on PAD is presented by Abbie Schrader, ARNP, who discusses the epidemiology of PAD and its comorbidities, including the disparities in diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.

PAD is a life-threatening condition that can be managed with proper care, but health disparities exist. Race, sex, and even location play a role in PAD outcomes. Take our CE course on PAD to learn what nurses can do to reduce these health disparities.

Additional PCNA resources on PAD include our patient handout and clinical tools like a walking program guide and PAD screening toolkit.


Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology, common signs, and symptoms of PAD
  • List the major risk factors and health disparities related to PAD
  • Review guidelines-based strategies, potential barriers, and solutions for PAD diagnosis
  • Outline non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic strategies for the management of PAD


  • Abbie Schrader, ARNP