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 Defining the Role of the Pharmacist in Cholesterol Monitoring: Increasing Patient Compliance to Improve Therapeutic Outcomes
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Co-Authored By
Dave Joffe R.Ph., FACA & Caren Spinner
Presented By
Dave Joffe R.Ph., FACA

Dave Joffe - is a graduate of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He has practiced in the Tampa Bay area since 1986 and got involved in Diabetes Care in 1994. He is a 1994 graduate of the Eli Lilly Diabetes Program as a Diabetes Education Specialist. In 1997 he completed his NIPCO Certification Program as a Diabetes Outcome Manger. He completed the AADE Pharmaceutical Care Program for Diabetes Educators in 1999 and the University Minnesota Patient Care Program that same year. Also in 1999 he attended the LifeScan Pharmacy Partners in Diabetes Care Program. He attended the 2002 University South Florida, CDE Certification Course and 2002, AADE Advanced Practice Diabetes Course before sitting for the National Certification Board CDE exam in Tampa in October of 2002. Dave earned the designation of CDE in October of 2002.

Caren Spinner - In 2001, after 18 years in senior level positions in pharmaceutical and medical communications companies, Ms. Spinner became an independent consultant specializing in the areas pharmaceutical and biotechnology. Her experience covers everything from promotional concept development, marketing plans, strategic recommendations to developing and writing CME/CE. Her most recent focus has been the development of patient education programs, sales training and managed care marketing programs. The following disclosures were made: Ms. Spinner has no financial interest nor does she own stock in any company or product mentioned.
Faculty Disclosure
All faculty participating in the continuing pharmacy education activities sponsored by RxSchool are expected to disclose to participants any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentations. They are also expected to disclose any investigational or unlabeled uses of products discussed.

Program Goal
This program focuses on methods for pharmacists to improve cardiovascular care, and manage medications for cholesterol and other related co-morbidities.

We give the pharmacist valuable information and real world methods to interact with their patients and manage their care.

Special emphasis is placed on medication management, monitoring and improving outcomes and learning to work with other medical professionals to build a collaborative practice with primary care practitioners.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
  1. Review the incidence of hypercholesteremia and its projected growth.
  2. Define the reasons for the increase in cholesterol levels.
  3. Explain how elevated cholesterol levels increases risk of cardiovascular complications.
  4. Discuss the physiology of cholesterol including current average levels and goals.
  5. Define the effects of food and exercise on cholesterol values, and goals for each.
  6. Understand the proportional relationship of Total Cholesterol to LDL and HDL.
  7. Explain the benefits of frequent Total Cholesterol Monitoring, Quarterly Lipid Panel Monitoring and how to use the results from each test.
  8. Explain how medications work and current therapies for cholesterol and co-morbidities.
  9. Set Patient Goals and Outcomes for future visits.
  10. Explain how pharmacists can improve patient care by sharing information with physicians.
  11. Explain how Pharmacists can use TC Monitoring to build a more professional practice.

Target Audience
Approved for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Course Category This activity has been designated as Knowledge-Based
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ACPE Accreditation
RxSchool is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This home study web activity has been assigned a maximum of 1 credit hours (0.1 CEU) and the ACPE UPN: 372-000-04-004-H01.

Expiration Date: 07/23/2007

Release Date: 07/23/2004

To receive educational credit, participants must pass the online assessment with a score of 70% or better. If you do not receive a minimum score of 70% or better, you are permitted to retake the test. After passing the assessment, you can view, print and track your statements of credit online. There is no fee to participate in this activity.

The material presented here does not reflect the views of Pharmacy Choice, Inc., RxSchool, or the companies providing educational content. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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