Undiagnosed Non-Valvular AFib and Stroke Risk

Unique perspectives on accurate and timely identification of AFib and guideline-based management to prevent stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation, Pharmacology, Stroke
Member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview

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Treatment Strategies for Undiagnosed AFib

An advanced practice nurse, cardiologist, and patient all provide unique perspectives on the importance of accurate and timely identification of Afib and guideline-based management to prevent stroke. Kathy Berra MS, ANP, Jonathon Chrispin MD and Melanie True-Hills reinforce the importance of collaboration among health care team members, patients, and caregivers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: \

  • Discuss the magnitude of undiagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in the population at large and review common risk factors.
  • Summarize the stroke risks associated with NVAF and available treatments to prevent stroke.
  • Describe atrial fibrillation awareness and screening tools and provide examples of activities that can be executed in a variety of clinical and community settings.
  • Review risk communication strategies to help patients and caregivers understand the risks and benefits of NVAF treatment to actively engage in shared decision making.

Faculty

  • Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
  • Melanie True Hills, CSP
  • Jonathan Chrispin, MD