Using a case study approach, this session discusses strategies for risk reduction in patients who have had a stroke or transient ischemic attack, including guideline-recommended medications for blood pressure and lipid control, the importance of lifestyle changes, and recurrent stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.
Contact hours available until 9/21/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: Lynne Braun discloses that she received other grant/research support from the National Institutes of Health and that she serves on the advisory board for UpToDate
Planning Committee members have no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and GAPNA.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.
Discuss strategies for risk reduction in patients who have had a stroke or TIA.
Apply updated hypertension and lipid guidelines to the high-risk individual.
Discuss the importance of anticoagulation for recurrent stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation.