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Cardiology

Reducing CV risk in primary care: Primary Prevention – Royal College of General Practitioners

This 30 minutes module aims to update GPs about cardiovascular (CV) risk, so that they can actively engage patients in a discussion on lowering this. The module will review the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on patients in the United Kingdom and suggest evidence-based strategies to reduce CV risk in their patients. NICE guidelines on […]

DURATION

30 mins

PROFESSION

Physician

# OF CREDITS

0.5

ACCREDITATION

EXPIRY DATE

2021-06-16

This 30 minutes module aims to update GPs about cardiovascular (CV) risk, so that they can actively engage patients in a discussion on lowering this. The module will review the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on patients in the United Kingdom and suggest evidence-based strategies to reduce CV risk in their patients. NICE guidelines on hypertension, lipids and cardiovascular disease prevention will be the major resources.

Faculty

Dirk Pilat (FRCHP, PgDipGP (Otago), BSc (Open)), Toni Hazell (MD, MRCGP), Michael Boivin (B.Pharm., CDE, CTE, CTH), David Strain (MBChB, MD, FRCP), Derek Connolly (BSc(Hons), MB ChB(Edin), PhD(Cantab), FRCP), Jim Moore (BSc, MB ChB, FRCP Edin, DRCOG)

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the NICE guideline recommendations for reducing cardiovascular risk
  2. Implement strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients
  3. Discuss with patients how reducing their cardiovascular risk and adhering to treatment strategies can reduce their overall risk of a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE).
Cost of course:  
Free
# of credits: 0.5
Duration: 30 mins

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