Nurses back NICE on cholesterol management

Most nurses think that the publication of NICE guidelines on cholesterol management has played an important role in reducing patients' risk of coronary events.

A total of 100 nurses were surveyed one year after the release of NICE guidance on lipid modification and type-2 diabetes.

Over two-thirds (68%) said that the guidelines had played an important role in reducing the level of coronary heart disease risk among patients with type-2 diabetes and those who had already suffered a coronary event.

NICE's recommendations had led to more time being spent discussing risk factors with patients, nurses said.

In fact, 63% said they were offering more diet advice and 59% said they were offering more lifestyle advice.

The survey was sponsored conducted by TNS Healthcare and sponsored by Merck Sharp and Dohme and Schering Plough.

tom.moberly@haymarket.com

  • Read the full version of this story in next week's Independent Nurse dated 24 August.

 


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