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A Bout with Gout

Program Type

OnDemand

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, April 15, 2016

Offline Date:

Saturday, April 15, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$0.00

  • Overview

    Over the past two decades, the prevalence of gout has increased dramatically. Today, gout affects an estimated 4% of the U.S. population or around 8.3 million people. Properly treated, gout rarely poses a long-term health threat; left untreated, however, gout can develop into a painful and disabling chronic disorder. Non-adherence among gout patients remains an ongoing problem, with over half of the respondents in a recent survey labeled as such. This same study revealed that patients with more active gout - the very group who should be receiving drug therapy - are undertreated. Due to the availability of non-prescription medications, community pharmacists may be the first health care contact a gout sufferer reaches out to for help. This program will review the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment strategies for the pharmacist involved in the management of the patient with gout, as well as increase the understanding that gout should be managed as a chronic and progressive disease in the same light as other more prevalent disease states.

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    Handouts

    Slide Document:   16008H01_2pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   16008H01_4pp.pdf

    Financial Support By

    AstraZeneca
  • Nurse

    Identify the general clinical presentations of gout, differentiating between acute attacks and chronic underlying disease.
    Describe the current and emerging pharmacological approaches to the management of gout (pharmacologic profiles, efficacy, side effects, & adverse events).
    Employ counseling techniques with a special focus on benefits of drug therapy compliance, drug interactions, and advise when a physician visit is necessary.


    Pharmacist

    Identify the general clinical presentations of gout, differentiating between acute attacks and chronic underlying disease.
    Describe the current and emerging pharmacological approaches to the management of gout (pharmacologic profiles, efficacy, side effects, & adverse events).
    Employ counseling techniques with a special focus on benefits of drug therapy compliance, drug interactions, and advise when a physician visit is necessary.


    Pharmacy Technician

    List symptoms of gout
    List different treatment strategies for gout

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-16-008-H01-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-16-008-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-16-008-H01-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 

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