Return to all Care of Cardiovascular Conditions 1st Edition sessions.
Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Provide a cholesterol screening for all patients over the age of 20 at least once every five years, with special attention to those who exhibit risk factors for hyperlipidemia.
2. Counsel patients on different types of cholesterol, the impact of dietary and lifestyle choices on overall blood cholesterol and appropriate behavioral modifications that can be made to prevent hyperlipidemia.
3. Prepare treatment plans according to the 2013 ACC/AHA recommendations to determine appropriate statin intensity therapy for patients who require more in-depth management of hyperlipidemia.
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Chuck Carter, MD, FAAFP, Residency Program Director, Palmetto Health Family Medicine Residency; Associate Professor of Family Medicine, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia
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