Carotid Artery Disease: An Overview of Current Treatment Options Online CNE Course

Carotid artery disease is a major risk factor for stroke. This online CNE course will provide the learner with a basic understanding of carotid artery disease and treatments. This course presents four treatment modalities for carotid artery disease: medical management, carotid endarterectomy, transfemoral carotid artery stenting, and transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).

Course Director: Denise L. Rismeyer, M.S.N., R.N., NPD-BC


Target Audience

This online CNE course is designed for nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with carotid artery disease.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the significance of carotid artery disease as it relates to stroke risks
  • Describe the four treatment modalities of medical management, carotid endarterectomy, transfemoral carotid artery stenting, and transcarotid artery revascularization


Attendance at any Mayo Clinic course does not indicate or guarantee competence or proficiency in the skills, knowledge or performance of any care or procedure(s) which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

This course will be presented via online recorded session.

Course Director: Denise Rismeyer, MSN, RN, NPD-BC

Jennifer S. Eickhoff, MS, RN
Vascular Surgery Service
Department of Nursing
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours.


Other Healthcare Professionals

A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance


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Access to online streaming course is available from the date of purchase until the course expires on May 19, 2023. Credit must be claimed within that time period.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to

If the cancellation is made prior to the start of the activity, a refund less an administration fee of $25 will be issued. If the cancellation is made after the start of the activity, no refund will be issued. All refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment.

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