2016 CHEST Guidelines Update: A Focus on Venous Thromboembolism Management

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-17-027-H04-P
Activity Date: November 28, 2017
Expiration Date: November 28, 2020
Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credits: 1.0 hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Members – Free / Non-Member – Not Available   

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 is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Target Audience

This continuing pharmacy education activity is designed for pharmacists in the acute care setting.

Activity Overview

Updates have been made to the 2016 CHEST guidelines. Rather than being updated as a whole, for the first time, CHEST updates have been made in sections. Included in these updates were those related to Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) management. This activity will provide the audience with pertinent changes to VTE management in non-cancer and cancer patients, and how to apply these changes to clinical practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the new changes to the CHEST guidelines as they relate to VTE management.
  • Describe how these changes affect the non-cancer and cancer patient populations.
  • Define these changes in VTE management can be used in clinical practice.

Schedule of Educational Activities

  • Compare the guideline updates with the previous version.
  • Discuss opportunities for pharmacists caring for this patient population.

Faculty Information

  • Carol Heunisch, Pharm.D., BCPS, Director Inpatient Pharmacy Services, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston IL
  • Phuoc Anne Nguyen, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist-Practice Advancement Initiative and Internal Medicine, The University of Texas at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s 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 of his or her spouse/partner has a financial relationship (e.g. employee, consultant, research grant recipient, speakers bureau, or stockholder) in any amount occurring the 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 the content.

In keeping with this requirement, ASHP ask that all faculty, advisory board members, planning committee members, content development consultants, and staff complete a disclosure form for each program in which they are involved. Anyone who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships must be disqualified from any involvement with a continuing pharmacy education activity.

  • Faculty, planner, ASHP Staff and consultants report no relevant financial relationships pertinent to this activity.

Methods and CE Requirements

This activity consists of recorded faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the entire activity and complete all the required components to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP eLearning Portal. Follow the prompts to claim and view or print the statement of credit immediately or within 60 days of completing the activity.

Per ACPE requirements, CPE credit must be claimed within 60 days of being earned.

System Technical Requirements

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