Learn to Love Lipids - Kristi Kelley
In internal medicine resident clinics, there are a high percentage of patients with a diagnosis requiring treatment with an antilipidemic drug. The staff (nurse, pharmacy, social work, and physicians) works together with the patient to determine the best course of treatment to manage patients being treated with antilipidemic medications. The pharmacy and nursing staff, along with the clinic’s social worker, frequently communicate with patients regarding their drug therapy. Since there are multiple options within the medication class of antilipidemic therapy, the focus of this presentation will be to differentiate between the agents as well as to increase the audience’s knowledge of the various agents. The following points will be discussed: mechanism of action, adverse drug reactions, monitoring parameters, route of administration, and clinical pearls.
This experience and knowledge-based course is intended for Nurses and Social Workers .
1. Describe how abnormal lipid levels can contribute to ASCVD events.
2. Recognize normal lipid levels and determine what levels should be targeted in order to reduce ASCVD risk.
3. Determine if a patient is in the primary or secondary prevention group and whether a statin in indicated.
4. Identify the mechanism of action and common side effects of medications used to lower LDL.
5. Use patient-specific factors to identify optimal medication regimens and lifestyle modifications that can be implemented to aid in lowering LDL levels.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-0000-21-030-L04-P/T and 0001-0000-21-029-L03-P/T and is intended for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The initial release date for this home-study program is July 23, 2020 and the intended expiration date is July 23, 2023.
Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.
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