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Lipid modification: NICE guideline


Content developed by MIMS Learning http://www.mimslearning.co.uk/

DESCRIPTION

Dr Suneeta Kochhar reviews the latest NICE guideline on risk assessment and reduction of cardiovascular disease. Key educational messages for practice nurses and other healthcare professionals include use of QRISK2 for assessment of CVD risk, appropriate prescribing of statins for primary and secondary prevention of CVD, and advice on when to refer.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this resource, you should be better able to:

  • Assess patients’ risk of developing CVD
  • Appropriately prescribe statins for prevention of CVD
  • Refer patients who may require specialist advice

Author

Dr Suneeta Kochhar, GP, Bexhill

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning, and is intended for the advanced practitioner working in an extended role, and who may be an independent nurse prescriber.

Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end. Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio.

PRACTICE NURSE FEATURED ARTICLES

Lipid profiles: What the numbers mean Margaret Perry

Lipid management – what’s new? Beverley Bostock-Cox

Statins, CVD prevention and the practice nurse Dr Ed Warren