Lipid Management Certificate Program for Pharmacists
Hosted by the California Pharmacists Association 

Check back for dates and locations in 2018! 

 Registration Fees
Early Rate
 
(rec’d 4 weeks prior to course) 

Regular Rate

(rec’d 1 week prior to the course) 
CPhA Member   $349  $399
Non-Member*            
 $599  $649
CPhA Student Pharmacist  $269  $319
Non-Member Student Pharmacist  $369  $419

*Non-members: If you join CPhA today, you will receive $100 off of your membership! To take advantage of the new member savings, please contact us at (916) 779-1400.

**Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable under any circumstances. Please be advised that this program is subject to postponement or cancellation if the required minimum number of registrants is not met at least 10 days prior to the program.**


How to Register & What to Expect:

Step 1: Click on a date below to register for the date/location you prefer
Step 2: Login (or Create an Account if you don’t have one) and pay/register for the course
Step 3: Watch your email for a confirmation with instructions on how to access the pre-study materials
Step 4: Access your pre-study materials and complete ALL required items BEFORE the live program
Step 5: Attend the live program
Step 6: Receive instructions on accessing the final exam and complete/pass the final within one week of the live program

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Course Description - Two Part Program

The Lipid Management Certificate Training Program is an innovative and interactive training program that teaches pharmacists the skills necessary to manage lipid disorders.  The program will review the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease using the ACC/AHA and the National Lipid Association guidelines.  It will also review how to develop both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management for patients with lipid disorders. Finally it will review various classes of agents used to treat lipid disorders and point-of-care laboratory assessment options for the management of lipid disorders.

Certificate Course Self-Study Modules and Learning Objectives (15 hours)

The self-study learning activity is designed to ensure that all participants have an understanding of the pathophysiology of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological management for patients with lipid disorders. There are nine learning modules that present in-depth information on lipid management.  The self-study program includes a self-assessment test that was designed to help reinforce and evaluate participants' understanding of key information and concepts.

 

In order to receive full credit for the self-study activity, you must successfully complete the following requirements:

  • View Video Presentations
  • Complete and pass the self-study examination with a score of 70% or better 

The purpose of this educational program is for learning:


Background and Pathophysiology of Hyperlipidemia

  • Describe what lipoproteins are classified as “good” and “bad” and why
  • Demonstrate understanding of exogenous and endogenous cholesterol metabolism
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic functions of the major apolipoproteins
  • Demonstrate understanding of the basic functions of certain enzymes in cholesterol metabolism
  • Describe the Frederickson’s classifications of dyslipidemia

ACC/AHA Treatment Guidelines

  • Describe the changes in the cholesterol guidelines
  • Demonstrate understanding of the four statin benefit groups
  • Create an appropriate therapeutic regimen for each of the four statin benefit groups
  • Describe various statin intensity levels and appropriate monitoring parameters

NLA Treatment Guidelines

  • Describe the major risk factors for ASCVD
  • Describe high or very high risk patient groups
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ASCVD risk categories
  • Describe the atherogenic cholesterol goals for each of the ASCVD risk categories
  • Calculate non-HDL-C and % reduction needed to meet goal
  • Create an appropriate therapeutic regimen for patients with elevated atherogenic cholesterol

 Non-Pharmacological Management of Hyperlipidemia

  • Demonstrate understanding of the nutritional composition of the TLC diet
  • Identify dietary adjuncts that may lower LDL-c and triglycerides and know relevant MOA, dose, ADR, DDI, and precautions
  • Demonstrate understanding of the goals of weight loss and physical activity
  • Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate actions at each step of TLC interventions

Statins

  • Demonstrate understanding of important features of statins:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the therapeutic options to choose from and appropriately use to treat various lipid disorders

 Decreasing non-HDL Through Other LDL-Lowering Therapies

  • Demonstrate understanding of important features of various lipid drug classes
  • Demonstrate understanding of the therapeutic options to choose from and appropriately use to treat various lipid disorders

 Decreasing non-HDL Through Therapies that Decrease Triglycerides or Increase HDL

  • Demonstrate understanding of important features of various lipid drug classes
  • Demonstrate understanding of the therapeutic options to choose from and appropriately use to treat various lipid disorders

 Treatment of Genetic Forms of High Cholesterol

  • Demonstrate understanding about genetic cholesterol disorders
  • Identify signs and symptoms of genetic cholesterol disorders
  • Utilize scoring criteria to quantify presence of genetic cholesterol disorders
  • Understand new therapies developed to treat genetic cholesterol disorders

 How to Use Point-of-Care Lipid Testing in Your Practice

  • Describe the frequency of lipid testing for patients
  • Describe various lipid classifications
  • Describe LDL-c goals based upon various risk levels
  • Describe risk factors, forms of CHD, and CHD risk equivalents
  • Demonstrate how to measure cholesterol in the blood with the Cholestech LDX Analyzer
  • Demonstrate the questions to ask during a visit for cholesterol testing to help stratify a patient and treat them

Analyze multiple cases with various presentations of lipid abnormalities

Design the most appropriate therapeutic plan for each case

Develop one-on-one patient interviewing skills for a lipid management ambulatory care practice


Live Training Seminar (6 hours)

 

The live program involves 6 hours (0.60 CEUs) and will reinforce and expand on the self-study program. In order to get credit for the live program, you will need to successfully complete and pass the post-test with a score of 70% or better.

 

 Activity Completion Requirements

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to participants who successfully complete all activity requirements, which include the self-study activity, the self-study examination, the live training seminar, and the post-seminar exam. Successful completion is defined as a completion of all required self-study activity, a self-study examination, attendance at the live seminar, and a final examination score of 70% or better.

Once credit is claimed, Statements of Credit will be available online within 24 hours on the participant’s CPE Monitor profile at www.nabp.net.  The Certificate of Achievement will be available online upon successful completion of the necessary activity requirements on the participant’s “My Training” page on http://cpha.learnercommunity.com/

 

Faculty


Eric Gupta, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, FCPhA, FNLA, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, Western University of Health Sciences

 

Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) Credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 16 hours (1.6 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit.  

RELEASE DATE : 06/01/2016 EXPIRATION DATE : 06/01/2019
Successful completion of the self-study component will result in 15.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit (1.5 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0113-0000-16-021-H04-P
Successful completion of the live seminar component will result in 6.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credits (0.6 CEUs). ACPE UAN: 0113-0000-16-022-L04-P


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