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online workshop

Primary care pharmacy education - Module 2: Case 2 - Niamh Kelly - Online


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  • Study time: 6h:0m

The aim for this case study and associated study day is to support pharmacy professionals working in primary care to update their clinical knowledge on supporting somebody with a complex cardiac history, and includes cardiac conditions such as hypertension and heart failure.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this learning programme you should be able to:

  • describe how to calculate cardiovascular risk and explore how to share the decision making process within a person centred consultation
  • interpret an ambulatory blood pressure monitoring report and create a hypertension management plan
  • identify appropriate management options for a person who has a complex cardiac history
  • summarise the different types of heart failure and the associated pharmaceutical management
  • undertake a clinical medication review for a person who has a complex cardiac history
  • appropriately engage members of the multidisciplinary team when supporting a person who is experiencing a deterioration of heart failure
  • identify when discussions around deprescribing need to happen and ensure there is palliative care team engagement for end of life discussions around deprescribing
  • work with the palliative care and nursing home teams, using local guidance to ensure safe and effective use of medicines in those living with heart failure who are approaching end of life.

How to use this programme

Our online workshops are run using Zoom. Before your workshop, you will receive an email from the lead tutor inviting you to register for the Zoom event. You must complete this registration in advance, or you will be unable to access the session. Please make a note of the lead tutor’s name when you book so that you can contact them if you do not receive the Zoom registration link.

Please note:

  • You will need to be connected to the internet for the duration of the online workshop.
  • To get the most from this workshop we recommend that you use a laptop or desktop computer.
  • You will be expected to put your camera on for some or all of the event.
  • This event must not be undertaken while travelling, or in a public place.

If you register for this event you must cancel your place if you cannot attend. Failure to do this may result in restrictions being placed on your CPPE account.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians