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Practice Matters: Screening and Monitoring Hyperlipidemia
International Journal of Faith Community Nursing
  • M. Laurie Branstetter, DNP, Western Kentucky University
  • Maria E. Main, Western Kentucky University
  • Tonya Bragg-Underwood, DNP, Western Kentucky University


The purpose of this article is to provide Faith Community Nurses with current information on hyperlipidemia, a chronic disease responsible for the leading cause of death worldwide. Current guidelines for cholesterol screening and a risk calculator resource for estimating cardiovascular risk are provided. Myths and truths are presented for review with patients. Suggestions and resources for lifestyle modifications and patient education are included. Faith Community Nurses are at the center of community health and actively involved with improving health outcomes related to chronic disease.

Citation Information
M. Laurie Branstetter, Maria E. Main and Tonya Bragg-Underwood. "Practice Matters: Screening and Monitoring Hyperlipidemia" (2015) p. 21
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