Evidence-Based Practice Module 7

Activity Preview

This module covers 4 topics: Hypothyroidism, COLCOT Study, Hypertension, CLEAN Meds; and offers 2 hours of continuing pharmacy education and/or recertification credit. This activity is intended for BCACPs in need of recertification credit and is designed based on the content outline developed by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS). This acitivity is part of the Evidence-Based Practice Podcast and Literature series which features succinct commentaries about practice-changing evidence through a series of podcasts, articles. online panel discussions, and polls. These activities are produced in conjunction with iForumRx and are part of the APhA professional development program for BCACP recertification approved by BPS.

Additional Modules can be found here: Evidence-Based Practice Podcast and Literature Series.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

Subclinical Hypothyroidism in The Elderly: To Treat or Not to Treat?

  • Recognize the clinical presentation of subclinical hypothyroidism and the populations at the highest risk for developing this condition.
  • Differentiate between subclinical hypothyroidism and overt hypothyroidism using patient-specific information.
  • Recommend appropriate patient-specific pharmacotherapy for the management of subclinical hypothyroidism


  • Evaluate and apply the statistical analysis used in COLCOT.
  • When given a patient case, identify patient characteristics that would restrict the use of colchicine based on the COLCOT study.
  • Apply the results of COLCOT to appropriately educate patients on the benefit(s) and risk(s) of colchicine therapy post-MI.

Should Bedtime be Med-Time for Hypertension?

  • Design patient-centered pharmacotherapy treatment plans for patients with hypertension
  • Identify characteristics of 24-hour blood pressure values
  • Evaluate the evidence to make an informed decision regarding bedtime administration of antihypertensive medications for the treatment of patients with hypertension
  • Interpret whether hypertension is controlled using patient-specific ambulatory blood pressure measurements

A CLEAN Sweep: Getting Rid of the Medication Cost Barrier

  • Describe potential barriers and factors that influence patient medication adherence.
  • Demonstrate potential interventions pharmacists could implement to assist patients in improving medication adherence and optimizing health outcomes.
  • Apply the results from the CLEAN trial to a specific patient case scenario.
  • Evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, and implications of the CLEAN trial.

Activity type: Application-based
Target Audience: Pharmacists 
Learning level: 2

Accreditation Information


The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  This activity is approved for 2 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-20-216-H04-P.

To obtain 2 contact hours of CPE credit (0.2 CEUs) for Evidence-Based Practice Module 7, complete the learning activity in full, the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, and evaluation questions.

Per Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) requirements, you will have one opportunity to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education assessment. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the assessment a second time. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. This policy is intended to maintain the integrity of the CPE activity and the assessment.

You do not need to complete assessment in one sitting. Once successfully completed, you will be able to claim credit. Participants will need to have a valid APhA (pharmacist.com) username and password, as well as a CPE Monitor account to claim credit. After credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.

Initial release date: July 21, 2020
Expiration date: June 10, 2023 - CPE Credit cannot be earned after this date


Evidence-Based Practice Module 7 is an online educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association. © 2020 American Pharmacists Association


Disclosures for authors found on iForumRx.org. APhA’s editorial staff declares 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, BA, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, Director of Content Development & Partnership at the American Pharmacists Association. 


Member: $40
Non-member: $70

System Requirements

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.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-20-216-H04-P 0.2 CEUs June 10, 2020 - June 10, 2023
BCACP_20216H04P 2 Hours August 10, 2020 - August 10, 2023