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

  • Released: 02/2020
  • Reviewed: N/A
  • 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

When you book onto this workshop you will be able to access the resources that you need to complete your learning. If there is a pre-workshop book associated with your workshop, then this will be sent to you in the post and you will also be able to download it in PDF form.

At the workshop your facilitator will provide any materials for you to refer to and complete during the event.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians