Heart Failure- Pharmacy Technician

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Heart Failure (HF) is a common disease affecting approximately 5 million adult Americans.1-3 The likelihood of developing HF increases with age and is greater in men. The 5-year mortality rate is remarkably high at 50%, and nearly 300,000 deaths annually are directly attributable to HF.1,3 HF creates a significant economic burden on the healthcare system; in 2012, direct medical costs were approximately $21 billion. Despite advances in therapy over the past few decades, the prevalence of HF is expected to rise to over 8 million by 2030.1,4 Role of the Community Practitioner Approximately 1 out of every 4 patients hospitalized for HF is readmitted within 30 days.5,6 Readmission accounts for a significant portion of HF costs and is linked with decreased survival.3 Pharmacists and nurses can play an important role during transitions of care (eg, from hospital to home) by providing medication reconciliation and patient education, which can help reduce hospital readmissions.7 Pharmacists in community practice should reinforce discharge instructions through medication counseling and lifestyle modification support.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0428-0000-15-010-H01-T
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.