A Review of Lipid-Lowering Medicines
The goal of this course is to help health care professionals understand and educate their patients regarding lipid-lowering medicine, as well as monitor the safety and therapeutic effectiveness of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor medications.

Course Publication Date: June 30, 2010

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera RNC, BS, CDE
Course No:LLM061010
Contact Hours:1.00
Category:Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2012.

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Learning Objectives
  • Describe common drug interactions with HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
  • Discuss how nurses can monitor patients for possible adverse drug events and/or the efficacy of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
  • Describe teaching for a patient taking HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
  • Name four of the major types of commonly prescribed cardiovascular medications.
  • State two HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.


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