Stroke Prevention In Patients With Atrial Fibrillation- Pharmacy Technician

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a complex, yet common heart arrhythmia. Individuals with AF may experience a variety of symptoms – or no symptoms at all. In fact, up to 87% of adults are initially asymptomatic. Those with symptoms will complain of palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest tightness/pain, dizziness, or fainting. Additionally, individuals with AF have a 4- to 5-fold increased risk of stroke, with a 1.5-fold (men) to 2-fold (women) increased risk of death. In addition to general risk factors, the prevalence of AF increases with age – and the US population is growing older. By the year 2030, an estimated 12.1 million people in the US will be diagnosed with AF.
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Course Information

Target Audience

Tech Drug Therapy

Author
Katherine S. O'Neal
PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CDCES, AE-C, CLS, FADCES
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

  • List the risk factors that increase the chance of having a stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. 
  • Discuss the advantages of DOACs compared with warfarin.
  • List the brand and generic names of the DOACs used for stroke prevention in AF. Provide administration and storage instructions for each medication. 
  • Recognize the indications for DOAC reversal agents and list their generic and brand names.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
    20-876778
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacy Technician : 0798-0000-21-186-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.