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Chronic Disease: A Global Issue on the Rise

Delyte Lynne Nasch, FNP-BC

1 Contact Hour

About the Author

Delyte Lynne Nasch, FNP-BC has 33 years of experience in healthcare, 23 years as an RN working in multiple areas of nursing including CCU/ICU, Cardiac CatheterizationLab, Nursing Education, Obstetrics, and Home Health Nursing. 10 years as a Nurse Practitionerworking in Family Practice, Internal Medicine and Long-Term Care.

Course Description

Chronic diseases are among the most prevalent and costly health conditions worldwide and are on the rise.  Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and disability.  Chronic disease ranks poorly on cost and outcomes, primarily because of ineffective management of chronic disease.  Nurses will play an integral role in the future prevention, treatment and control of chronic disease, within a collaborative care model, to achieve improved clinical outcomes and more appropriate use of health services.  The development of nursing led programs, to provide preventative education and encourage self-management, by chronically ill patients, will help achieve the global strategic goals of building healthy community environments, making more quality preventative services available, educating people so they can make healthy choices, eliminating healthcare disparities and ultimately decreasing the heavy global burden of chronic disease.

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives

After taking this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Define chronic disease
  2. Describe the global impact of chronic disease
  3. Describe the most commonly occurring chronic diseases
  4. Describe the risk factors for the most common chronic diseases
  5. Describe the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases and barriers to prevention and treatment
  6. Describe the role nursing can play in improving the prevention and treatment of chronic disease

Successful completion of this course will provide the learner with one (1) contact hour. This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation To receive credit for this course you must pass this test with a score of 80% or higher. No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare. Contact hours will be provided for the completion of this activity from September 10, 2018 until September 18, 2020.

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