Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Update (P)

On the Pulse of What’s Current: A Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Update (P)

This continuing education program is approved for 1.5 home study credit hours for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this activity, participants should be able to identify medications recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with cardiovascular disease states; select an appropriate dosing regimen and titration strategy for sacubitril/valsartan given a patient case; discuss appropriate dosing for ivabradine given a patient case, including specific actions to appropriately manage ivabradine-associated drug interactions; explain the appropriate use of vorapaxar in the presence of concomitant antiplatelet therapies; and discuss the advances and shortcomings of the target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) relative to warfarin in the management of various thromboembolic disease states.

Knowledge-type Activity

Target Audience
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.

Faculty
Jason Williamson, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical/staff pharmacist, Genesys Regional Medical Center

Directions to View Activity and Receive Credit
Read the complete article and then complete the posttest and evaluation by clicking on "Add to Cart" in the right sidebar to purchase the home study course.

Continuing Education Credit

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-005-H01-P; 1.5 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 10/5/15; Expiration Date: 10/5/18


Disclosure Statement
The author has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.

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Internet Requirements
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Contact Information
For questions regarding continuing education, please contact MPA Education Planning Assistant, Andrea Schweitzer, at (517) 377-0225 or Andrea@michiganpharmacists.org

Activity Fees

Member Price: 7.00

Standard Price: 15.00