As the medication expert, the role of the pharmacist is to ensure that patients receive safe and effective medication therapy, get the most benefit from the medication that is prescribed, and achieve optimal outcomes related to their medication therapy. Continuing education programs for pharmacists are required so that pharmacists are prepared to use evidence-based practices and guidance from experts as they work to identify medication safety concerns and to prevent morbidity associated with improper drug selection, sub-therapeutic dosage, failure to receive medication, excessive dosage, drug interactions, drug use without indication, and treatment failures.
The goal of this archived webcast is to improve participants’ ability to make informed decisions regarding the management of medication needs of patients with diabetes and heart failure.
At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the impact of poor glycemic control on the onset and prognosis of chronic heart failure in adults with type 2 diabetes.
- Review the clinical impact of the heart failure-related results published in the cardiovascular outcomes trials for SGLT-2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists and DPP-4 inhibitors.
- Discuss clinical practice considerations for the management of patients with type 2 diabetes and comorbid chronic heart failure.
Activity type: Knowledge-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists
Learning Level: 2
The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The following activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.1 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-18-267-H01-P.
To obtain credit for completing Co-Management of Heart Failure and Diabetes (Home Study), watch the archived webinar, complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation questions, and then CLAIM credit. Participants need to have a valid pharmacist.com username and password to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.
Initial release date: November 13, 2018
Expiration date: November 13, 2021
Co-Management of Heart Failure and Diabetes (Home Study) is a live continuing education activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.
Christie Schumacher, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, BC-ADM, CDE and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, visit the APhA website at www.pharmacist.com/apha-disclosures.
Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, MBA, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association.
There is no fee associated with this member only activity.
Computer and internet access are required to complete this activity. Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements in order to have a positive learning experience.