Cholesterol Management

Cholesterol management is a pillar of patient care to prevent long term complications and poor cardiovascular outcomes. The decision to implement pharmacological interventions for cholesterol management can be a complex decision, and selecting the proper therapy can also be difficult. This course focuses on evidence-based practice tools and diagnostics to determine if cholesterol medications are appropriate, an array of medications used to control cholesterols, and follow up considerations to achieve control of cholesterols long term. This course also includes two case studies to help participants synthesize newly acquired knowledge.

“But it can take hours to wade through textbooks on these medications, read the latest updates, or learn about new medication options.” — Nurse practitioners everywhere

Knowing proper cholesterol management will help you prevent long-term negative outcomes in your patients, including cerebral vascular accidents and myocardial infarctions. Get the most up-to-date information on cholesterol medications, which ones to use for which conditions, and current clinical practice guidelines.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Understand and define the role of non-pharmacological interventions in cholesterol management.
  • Determine when to initiate pharmacological interventions for cholesterol management.
  • Identify and consider statin medications for cholesterol management
  • Identify non-statin medication for cholesterol management, including (but not limited to) ezetimibe, bempedoic acid, PCSK9 inhibitors, and small interfering RNA therapy.
  • Includes 2 case studies!

This course is suitable for: