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Cardiology PRN Focus Session -- Practical Approaches to Heart Failure Management Across the Continuum of Care

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM MST at Phoenix Convention Center North Building Street Level: North Ballrooms 120 B&C

Available for 1.50 hours of CPE credit
Activity Number: 0217-0000-17-159-L01-P
Activity Type: A Knowledge-Based Activity

  • Robert J. DiDomenico, Jr., Pharm.D., FCCP, FACC, FHFSA, BCPS-AQ CardiologyModerator: Robert J. DiDomenico, Jr., Pharm.D., FCCP, FACC, FHFSA, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
    Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
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Rise of the Machines: Medication Optimization in Patients with Implantable Devices for Heart Failure
1:15 PM

  • Brent N. Reed, Pharm.D., FAHA, BCPS-AQ CardiologySpeaker: Brent N. Reed, Pharm.D., FAHA, BCPS-AQ Cardiology
    Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy; Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
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Learning Objectives
1. Customize pharmacotherapy in patients with chronic heart failure (HF) using data derived from a CardioMEMS® device.
2. Identify best practices for achieving optimal anticoagulation of a patient with HF on an Impella® device.
3. Optimize guideline-directed medications to achieve short- and long- term hemodynamic stability in patients treated with continuous flow left ventricular assist devices.
Easing the Transition from Hospital to Home: Empowering Clinical Pharmacists to Improve Heart Failure Outcomes
1:45 PM

  • Speaker: Tracy E. Macaulay, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist, Cardiology, Gill Heart Institute, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

Learning Objectives
1. Determine effective strategies for transitioning patients from inpatient to outpatient care to improve heart failure (HF) outcomes.
2. Identify opportunities for pharmacists in interdisciplinary clinics to prevent readmissions following recent HF hospitalization.
3. Apply best practices for patient education to improve care transitions.
The “Other” Transition: Pharmacists’ Role in Palliative Care for End-Stage Heart Failure
2:15 PM

  • Kasey L. Malotte, Pharm.D., BCPSSpeaker: Kasey L. Malotte, Pharm.D., BCPS
    Advanced Practice Pharmacist, Supportive Care Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
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Learning Objectives
1. Reassess pharmacotherapeutic goals for patients with advanced heart failure (HF) transitioning to palliative care.
2. Customize pharmacotherapy to optimize comfort and quality of life in endstage HF.
3. Determine when to de-escalate therapy in patients with end-stage HF.