Cholesterol: The Good‚ the Bad‚ and the Balanced‚ Part 2 - CMEZ338-17

Cholesterol: The Good‚ the Bad‚ and the Balanced‚ Part 2


by Carol D. Marsh, DNP, APRN, CNP, CLS, FPCNA
(4.7 / 34 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Medicine (1.00 Credits)
Physician (1.00 Credits)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


Treatment for cholesterol can vary from person to person regardless of his or her lipid profile. Some people respond well to changes in diet and exercise. Others need to add medication to the lifestyle changes they’ve made to decrease their risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational activity highlights recommendations for medical therapy from the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association’s “Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in Adults” and the subsequent 2016 “Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on the Role of Non-Statin Therapies for LDL-Cholesterol Lowering in the Management of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” A summary of major alternative therapies is also included.


The goal of this cholesterol management continuing education program is to inform nurses and physicians about the medications used to treat patients with dyslipidemia who are at significant risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Name the categories of lipid-lowering medications and identify the main lipid component targeted by each category
  • Discuss the indications for consideration of non-statin medications
  • State the most common adverse effects of the most widely used cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins
  • Identify the potential risk reduction in treating hyperlipidemia

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses and physicians.
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OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Medicine, Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Florida Physician Assistants (provider # 50-1489).
Physician Continuing Education Credit
OnCourse Learning designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Physician Assistant Continuing Education Credit
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.
There is no commercial support provided for this online educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 6/1/2004
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/16/2017
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/16/2020

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Leyania F - Hialeah , FL  ·  Sep 11, 2019
great course, very informative and easy to read and understand
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Eric M - Noth Hollywood, CA  ·  Sep 06, 2019
good basis for any internal medicine or family medicine provider
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Paulino N - Tampa, FL  ·  Aug 05, 2019
Great review of lipids and cholesterol
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Lynn H - tampa, FL  ·  Feb 15, 2019
ok test to take today
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Karie M - Dayton, OH  ·  Feb 08, 2019
Review of cholesterol
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