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Toolkit for Community Pharmacists to Improve Patients' Cardiovascular Health

Credit Hours: 2.0  |   Fee: $50.00

Prevention of cardiovascular disease is everyone’s priority. In this online module, community pharmacists are positioned to engage patients in conversations about their health. Cardiovascular wellness has become a major focus through the Million Hearts™ Initiative that aims to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. Because of their close proximity to patients, community pharmacists are able to contribute to this initiative by providing screenings and education about blood pressure and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, aspirin and cardiovascular health, and impact of salt and dietary fat on cardiovascular health. This online module provides tools and resources for the learner to engage in individual counseling and outreach campaigns to support the Million Hearts™ Initiative.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Reflect on the role of the pharmacist in improving patients’ cardiovascular health;
  2. Identify interventions for implementation in community pharmacy settings to educate patients about cardiovascular health;
  3. Utilize screening tools to evaluate a patient’s risk for cardiovascular disease; and
  4. Based on a patients risk for cardiovascular disease, provide appropriate patient education on interventions to improve cardiovascular risk.

CE: 2.0 Contact Hours
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0025-0000-15-174-H04-P and 0025-0000-15-174-H04-T
Expiration Date: 12/07/2018
Course Number: KE-CN#CVD005V2
Instructor: Cherokee Layson-Wolf, PharmD, CGP, BCACP, FAPhA, Associate Professor, Associate Dean Student Affairs, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

This course is sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Institute for a Healthiest Maryland.

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