ACPE Number: 0204-0000-12-950-H01-P
Knowledge-based: 1.0 Credit Hour
Release Date: 4/15/12
Expiration Date: 4/15/15
Let ASHP’s new online core therapeutic modules help you prepare for any Board of Pharmacy Specialties (BPS) examination. Get comprehensive, practical guidance on managing cardiac arrhythmias and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) guided therapies, as well as practice exam questions and references to helpful study resources.
Featured topics in this online CE course include
- How to interpret signs, symptoms and diagnostic tests.
- Understanding current medication therapies for arrhythmias.
- How to identify drug-related problems, including drug interactions.
- Identifying and preventing drug-associated arrhythmias.
- Determining the most appropriate therapy and monitoring based on patient-specific information and the most current guidelines.
Led by therapeutic experts, each of the 14 modules (ranging from 1 to 2 hours in length) can be completed consecutively or individually in any order. The online format offers the convenience of studying at your own pace.
Accreditation for Pharmacists
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity provides 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (ACPE activity #0204-0000-12-950-H01-P).
Methods and Format
This activity is one of 14 modules in this series and can be completed consecutively or individually in any order. This online activity consists of audio and slides for one presentation, an attestation statement, and activity evaluation. Participants must view the entire presentation, complete the attestation statement and course evaluation to receive continuing pharmacy education credit. Participants may print their official statements of continuing pharmacy education credit immediately. The estimated time to complete this activity is 1 hour.
This activity is intended for pharmacy practitioners who are seeking to update their knowledge and skills commensurate with a board certification examination.
The purpose of this activity is to help participants prepare for a Board of Pharmacy Specialty (BPS) examination by providing a review of pertinent topics, practice of required skills, and references to helpful study resources. Faculty will discuss therapeutic management of issues and provide resources on the disease state. The activity will assist participants in identifying areas needed for in-depth review.
After participating in this application-based educational activity, participants should be able to
- Interpret signs, symptoms and diagnostic tests for cardiac arrhythmias.
- Explain issues in most current medication therapies for arrhythmias.
- Identify drug-related problems, including drug interactions.
- Identify and prevent drug-associated arrhythmias.
- Determine the most appropriate therapy and monitoring for cardiac arrhythmias based on patient-specific information and the most current guidelines.
- Utilize advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guided therapies.
Heather Draper Eppert, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Specialist, Emergency Medicine
Blount Memorial Hospital
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Heather Draper Eppert, Pharm.D., BCPS, is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. She also is the clinical specialist in emergency medicine at Blount Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Tennessee. Dr. Eppert is a recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Tennessee's Student Government Association, the Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award from the Tennessee Pharmacists Association, and the College of Pharmacy Preceptor of the Year and Most Influential Professor Awards. Dr. Eppert is certified by the American Heart Association as an instructor for basic life support and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support. Her research interests focus primarily on examining the role of the pharmacist on the resuscitation team. She has authored and co-authored numerous peer- reviewed publications, including ASHP's Guidelines on Emergency Medicine Pharmacist Services. She is an active member of several professional pharmacy associations, and is the current chair of the ASHP Section Advisory Group on Emergency Care.
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education's Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education's Guidelines for Standards for Commercial Support, ASHP requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships. A person has a relevant financial relationship if the individual or his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g., employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services may be discussed in the educational activity content over which the individual has control. The existence of these relationships is provided for the information of participants and should not be assumed to have an adverse impact on presentations.
All faculty and planners for ASHP education activities are qualified and selected by ASHP and required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. ASHP identifies and resolves conflicts of interest prior to an individual's participation in development of content for an educational activity.
The faculty and planners report the following relationships:
Heather Draper Eppert, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Draper Eppert declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
Christopher Betz, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Chris Betz declares that he has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
Sandra Oh Clarke, B.S.Pharm.
Ms. Oh Clarke declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
Susan R. Dombrowski, M.S., B.S.Pharm.
Ms. Dombrowski declares that she has no relationships pertinent to this activity.
ASHP staff has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
|Activity Number||Credit Amount||Accreditation Period|
|ACPE #0204-0000-12-950-H01-P||1 Hour||April 13, 2012 - April 13, 2015|