Individualizing Treatment in Women with Chronic Heart Failure

Individualizing Treatment in Women with Chronic Heart Failure

This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) and supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

FACULTY

J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FCCP, FHFSA
Professor of Pharmacy and Executive Vice Chair,
Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics
Research Professor of Medicine
University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Chapel Hill, NC

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FCCP, FHFSA has received grant funding or research support from Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, Novartis, and Otsuka. In addition, he serves as a consultant for Novartis.

The following reviewer, Catherine A. Sheffield, PharmD, BCPS, hereby states that she does not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, and Robin Carrino, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

UAN: 0430-0000-18-053-H01-P
Credits: 1.0 hours (0.10 ceu)

Type of Activity: Application
Media: Internet
Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 60 minutes

Release Date

November 15, 2018

Expiration Date

November 30, 2019

TARGET AUDIENCE

This accredited activity has been designed for pharmacists.

HOW TO OBTAIN CREDIT

During the period of November 15, 2018 through November 30, 2019, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity in its entirety; and 3) complete the post-test and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on Grade Exam at the bottom of the page. Your post-test will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the post-test (score of 70% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the post-test. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

Goal

Differentiate key aspects of heart failure presentation and treatment between men and women to enable pharmacists to provide individualized treatment recommendations and supportive care.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Employ guideline-directed medical therapy consistent with the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA heart failure guidelines and other evidence to reduce the burden of heart failure
  2. Compare and contrast heart failure characteristics and management between men and women
  3. Apply heart failure guidelines toward medical therapy and supportive care in women with heart failure

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without an evaluation of their patients' conditions and current medications, including the identification of possible contraindications regarding the dangers of use and a review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, as well as a comparison with the recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer's package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this monograph have not been evaluated by the FDA. Nutritional products discussed are not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease.

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