A CHW Resource for Addressing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care
Community Health Workers (CHWs) can be key members of the care team of a CVD patient, and do play an important role in assisting patients with prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in underserved communities most affected by Stroke, AFib and VTE. To support CHWs providing disease-related care to patients with or at risk of CVD, AHA has made available an interactive course "A CHW Resource for Addressing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care".
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A CHW Resource for Addressing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care

 

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  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 78%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Print your Certificate of Completion.


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Description
Community Health Workers (CHWs) can be key members of the care team of a CVD patient, and do play an important role in assisting patients with prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, particularly in underserved communities most affected by stroke, AFib and VTE.

To support CHWs providing disease-related care to patients with or at risk of CVD, AHA has made available an interactive course ‘A CHW Resource for Addressing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care’.

Learning Objectives

Module 1

  1. Review key areas of the CDC resource for CHW that are relevant for stroke, Afib and VTE.

 

Module 2 – Topic 1

  1. Identify the two types of Stroke, the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) recommendations for stroke and strategies for secondary prevention of stroke.
  2. Assess the importance of the AHA ACLS algorithms for stroke and strategies for promptly recognizing a suspected stroke.

 

Module 2 – Topic 2

  1. Explain what is Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and describe its signs and symptoms.
  2. Describe important risk factors for atrial fibrillation.
  3. Discuss important consequences of AFib, including risk of stroke.

 

Module 2 – Topic 3

  1. Describe the two types of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
  2. Identify common risk factors for developing VTE.
  3. Explain how VTE is diagnosed and treated.
  4. Describe signs and symptoms of VTE.
  5. Identify when VTE patients should seek further care.

 

Module 3

  1. Discuss ways to direct patients to key aspects of self-care.
  2. Facilitate an evaluation of challenges in self-care that might affect wellbeing, departing from Social Determinants of Health.

 


Course Agenda

Module

Name

1

Excerpts from the CDC CHW Resource for Cardiovascular Care, provides an overview of key areas of the CDC curriculum for CHW that are relevant for stroke, AFib, and VTE. 
Estimated Duration: 20 minutes

2.1
2.2
2.3

Clinical Considerations of Stroke, AFib, and VTE provides an overview of each condition –  the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and follow up.
Estimated Duration: 36 minutes

3

The Science of Self-care’ provides an overview of how CHWs can direct patients to key aspects of self-care and challenges in self-care.
Estimated Duration: 15 minutes



Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
70 minutes

Faculty
Linda P.Bolin, PhD, RN, ANP, FAHA                       
Assistant Professor,
East Carolina University           
Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Natalie Evans, MD, MS
Staff Physician, Section of Vascular Medicine
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart and Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic             
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Janice Chyou, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Renaissance School of Medicine
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY, USA

Jose Joglar, MD, FAHA
Program Director
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Program
Professor
Elizabeth Thaxton and Ellis Batten Page Professorship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Research
Dallas, TX, USA

Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

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Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an independent grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
80 Registered Users
Credits
0 Credits> Non-Accredited