Secondary Prevention in Acute Coronary Syndrome: What Nurses Need to Know

Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), Risk Assessment and Management
Member Cost: $Non-member Cost: $
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

Learn from Dr. Handberg about the secondary prevention guidelines and treatments for risk reduction in patients with acute coronary syndrome. Understand the importance of a team-based approach to manage the transition of care of ACS patients out of the hospital and into the home to ensure guideline-directed care.


Learning Objectives

  1. Review secondary prevention guidelines for patients with acute coronary syndrome.
  2. Describe non-statin therapies that may provide additional lipid-lowering and risk reduction in high-risk patients hospitalized with acute coronary events.
  3. Discuss a team-based approach to managing the transition of care of ACS patients from hospital to home to ensure patients receive guideline-directed care and achieve optimal health outcomes.


  • Eileen M. Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC, FACC

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.