Less than half of all women in the U.S. are aware of the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in this country.
West Bridgewater, MA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
Western Schools – a leading accredited provider of healthcare continuing education – is offering a fully-updated 10-hour nursing CE course to educate nurses across the country on the effects of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. This comprehensive course includes topics on everything from risk factors and diagnostics, to treatments and prevention strategies.
According to Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, Director of Continuing Education for Western Schools, “Less than half of all women in the U.S. are aware of the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women in this country. This, coupled with the fact that the presenting symptoms of heart attack in women differ from the ‘classic’ symptoms many nurses were taught in school, means that too many women are dying from a disease that can, at least in part, be prevented.
“With one in three women dying of heart disease, stroke, or other CVDs, there has never been a more important time for us to take charge and offer the most up-to-date information to the dedicated nurses throughout the United States,” Bernard states.
Education is the foundation for empowering women in self-care practices to reduce or eliminate the risk for developing CVD, and to control existing CVD. With that in mind, the course focuses on the recently-released guidelines from the American Heart Association on the prevention of cardiovascular disease in women. Nurses, among other healthcare providers, have increased contact with women, putting them in the best position to educate women on CVD.
Be sure to check out Western Schools’ “Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 2nd Edition” for valuable and current information on this very important topic. Key points, patient teaching tips, and illustrative case studies are highlighted throughout the course.
About Western Schools
Western Schools is a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed courses in nursing and behavioral health.
Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.
Through their process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs. Western Schools offers more than 2,300 continuing education hours across more than 40 specialties in nursing and behavioral health. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals. For more information about Western Schools, visit http://www.westernschools.com
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