Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2/22/2012: FREE CEU: Live Webinar: Cardiovascular Health: What's Stress Got to Do With It?


Cardiovascular Health: What Does Stress Have to Do With It?
 Date:  Wednesday, February 22, 2012
 Times: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CST
11:00 am – 12:00 pm MST
10:00 am – 11:00 am PST

RN, NP: 1 CE Credit
RD, DTR: 1 Level-2 CPE Unit

Stress can impact cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in a variety of ways, through its effect on the sympathetic nervous system and hemostasis and via the effect of stress on behaviors such as eating and tobacco use.  A topic we typically hear more about in February- the "broken heart syndrome" -is often described as the ultimate expression of stress on the heart.  It is key for nurses, nurse practitioners, and dietitians who work with patients on adopting and maintaining heart-healthy behaviors to understand the impact of stress on the cardiovascular system and on CVD risk factors.  Evidence-based stress management techniques are important to facilitating behavior change and to improving overall quality of life.

Plan to join us for PCNA's February program "Cardiovascular Health: What Does Stress Have to Do With It?"  on February 22 at 1:00 pm ET.  Program faculty include Dr. Joanne Foody MD, Director of the Cardiovascular Wellness Center at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Catherine Christie, PhD, RD, Associate Dean, Brooks College of Health & Nutrition Graduate Program Director University of North Florida. Drs. Foody and Christie will discuss the impact of stress on CVD through direct physiologic effects as well as through the impact of stress on health behaviors- especially eating behaviors. They will offer tips on helping patients with evidence-based stress- management techniques. Time will be allotted for questions.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

·         Identify the two basic pathways by which stress impacts cardiovascular disease risk
·         Define 2 indicators suggesting that excessive stress is  playing a role in a patient's difficulty initiating and maintaining healthy lifestyle changes.
·         List 3 evidence-based stress management techniques to recommend to a patient experiencing difficulty coping with work stress.
·        Identify an indication for referral to a mental health professional.


Nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians/nutritionists, and other healthcare providers interested in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease.


JoAnne M. Foody, MD, FACC, FAHA

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston , MA

Catherine Christie, PhD, RD,
Department of Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL


The faculty members have declared no commercial relationships related to the content of this presentation.


This online educational activity is offered free of charge.  PARTICIPATION IN THE ACTIVITY AND RECEIPT OF CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT:
View the program materials, complete the online evaluation at the end of the activity, and print your CE certificate 

SPONSOR/ACCREDITOR:  PCNA is accredited by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education - provider number 030602. This program is accredited for one contact hour of continuing education and was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards. The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute For Health & Wellness is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) -- provider number: BF001.
This program is being presented by The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) through an  educational grant from The Coca-Cola Company Beverage Institute For Health & Wellness .

Refer to the Technical Support  document for assistance or send an email to pcna@commpartners.com.

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