Cardiovascular Health: Managing Chronic Disease

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$175.00

As the prevalence of chronic disease continues to rise, opportunities for pharmacists to be compensated for their interventions in the area of chronic disease, from both the private and public sector continue to become available across the country.  Pharmacists are uniquely positioned to provide services that support positive patient outcomes in cardiovascular health, due to their knowledge, skills and accessibility. Pharmacist consultations that include medication management services along with coaching and support for lifestyle modifications have resulted in significant benefit to their patients.  This program has been developed to support pharmacists in the provision of chronic disease management service in the area of cardiovasular health.  

As a pre-requisite to any of the disease based courses, pharmacists will be required to complete a module on Behavioural Change Counselling, to support their role in motivational coaching and lifestyle modifications. A module on the Care Plan Process will also be required. It will provide guidance and support with respect to the process flow, documentation and follow-up in the provision of these services.

Pre-requisite Courses (included with purchase)

· Behavioural Change Counselling

· The Care Plan Process

Learning Objectives

After Completion of the module the learner will be able to:

· Complete a cardiovascular risk assessment using the Framingham Risk Calculator

· Optimize medication regimens with patients and implement strategies to improve adherence

· Create an individualized treatment plan for patients with ischemic heart disease, dyslipidemia and hypertension based on current guidelines

· Identify key principles of lifestyle modification and create a simple plan for patients to follow

Outline (2 CEU, Accredited by Dalhousie Continuing Pharmacy Education).

Module 1: Ischemic Heart Disease

· Introduction

· Pathophysiology

· Prevalence

· Cardiovascular Risk Assessments and Screening

· Targets

· Medications and Pharmacoeconomics

· Prevention and Lifestyle Modifications

· Case Study

Module 2: Hypertension

· Introduction

· Pathophysiology

· Prevalence

· Cardiovascular Risk Assessments and Screening

· Targets

· Medications and Pharmacoeconomics

· Prevention and Lifestyle Modifications

· Case Study

 

Assessment:  For successful completion of each course, a multiple choice exam will be required at the end of the module.  The pass mark is 70% and learners will have 2 attempts.  

System Requirements:  online learning environment compatible with MAC, PC and tablets.  You will require speakers and a video player for some content.  

Author and Presenter:  Dr.  Michael MacNeil, PharmD