Managing hyperlipidemia The updated cholesterol treatment guidelines

Scordo, Kristine Anne

Nurse Practitioner . 39(7):28-32, July 13, 2014.

The ACC/AHA 2013 cholesterol treatment guidelines focus on lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke and not on targeted treatment goals in adult patients. This article offers a synopsis of the new guidelines and how to apply them in clinical practice.

Hypertension in 2014: Making sense of the guidelines

Scordo, Kristine Anne; Pickett, Kim Anne

Nurse Practitioner . 39(6):18-23, June 15, 2014.

If not appropriately treated, hypertension can lead to stroke, kidney failure, myocardial infarction, and death. Substantial evidence from multiple randomized clinical trials demonstrates the benefit of antihypertensive therapy. The purpose of this article is to discuss current hypertension guidelines.

Teaching students about the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing

Scordo, Kristine Anne

Nurse Practitioner . 39(3):51-54, March 13, 2014.

Although the WHO Guide to Good Prescribing is widely used in medical education to teach rationale prescribing to physicians, this method is less known in graduate nursing education. The purpose of this article is to review the motivation behind the model and to discuss the incorporation of a P (personal) drug assignment into a graduate pharmacology course.