Peripheral Artery Disease
Program length: 0.1 CEU
Target audiences: Pharmacists
Knowledge based activity
EXPIRES: June 7, 2014
This course requires completion of survey and a 70% passing quiz grade to receive certificate.
Universal Activity Number: 0048-0000-11-037-H01-P
Course Cost: $10
Pharmacists play an important role in the care of patients with PAD. With early recognition of symptoms and major risk factors, pharmacists can advise patients to undergo screening for PAD. Early nonpharmacological and pharmacological therapy for risk factors and for symptom management, have been shown to decrease cardiovascular events, relieve claudication symptoms, prevent progression of PAD, and improve patient’s quality of life.
At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
• Identify key risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD)
• Recognize signs and symptoms of PAD and those patients who should be screened for PAD
• Describe the treatment goals for PAD
• Recommend nonpharmacological therapy for PAD patients and recognize the surgical procedures available for patients with PAD
• Recommend appropriate pharmacological therapy for PAD