The AANP CE Center offers a wide variety of free continuing education (CE) activities for members and nonmembers. The activities are updated frequently, and more than a dozen cardiology-related options are currently available.
Find evidence-based articles, up-to-date guidelines and other resources about cardiology at this resource center, brought to you by the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP).
Blood pressure (BP) categories for adults were recently updated in the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults. This change means that more patients will be diagnosed with hypertension and require more accurate BP readings in the office or at home. This video addresses the key components necessary for an accurate blood pressure measurement and can be freely shared with your colleagues and staff.
Venous Thromboembolism: Blood Clots in Veins and Lungs is a flipchart created by expert NPs to support clinicians in the education of patients with VTE and is available in English and Spanish. This tool serves as an engaging visual patient teaching aid while prompting the clinician to utilize the most current evidence-based strategies for patient-centered VTE management. The ultimate goal of this flipchart is to assist patients at risk for or with VTE to maximize their autonomy, avoid or control complications, and enhance their quality of life.
The Cardiology Specialty Practice Group (SPG) offers a unique opportunity to interactively collaborate with colleagues who share an interest or clinical expertise in cardiology. As an SPG member, you’ll have access to a cutting-edge, online forum where you can engage in discussions, document sharing and knowledge exchange with fellow NPs. Come learn, share and help progress the development of theory and practice in cardiology.
There are many resources available for both patients and providers. Some are listed below for your convenience. Inclusion of these links does not imply AANP endorsement.