Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Thursday, January 2, 2020

    Offline Date

    Saturday, July 2, 2022

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Monday, January 2, 2023

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse



    • Overview

      The 2018 ACC/AHA guideline on the management of blood cholesterol is an update of the 2013 guideline. With new drug classes and updated monitoring recommendations, this guideline is important to review. It walks through treatment recommendations for primary and secondary prevention of serious heart events. This is an area where pharmacists and nurses can play an active role in education and therapeutic recommendations.


      • Homestudy PDF :   19299H01.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Identify appropriate recommendations for alternative statin options for patients who have previously been statin intolerant and understand the difference between lipophilic and hydrophilic statins.
      Determine goal LDL-C levels based on ASCVD risk or history of clinical ASCVD.
      Recognize statin benefit groups and their place in therapy for primary and secondary ASCVD prevention.
      Choose evidence-based add-on therapies or alternatives to statin medications where appropriate

      Pharmacy Technician

      Recognize the importance of smoking cessation in decreasing risk for ASCVD.
      Differentiate between low, moderate, and high-intensity statin options.
      Recognize the impact of heart disease on the U.S. population.


      Identify recommended diet and exercise regimens to reduce ASCVD risk.
      Recognize the difference between primary and secondary ASCVD.
      Differentiate between CAD, PAD, and ASCVD.
      Recognize different cholesterol-lowering medications and identify their place in therapy.
      Summarize the importance of LDL-C reduction in decreasing risk for ASCVD.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-19-299-H01-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-19-299-H01-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-19-299-H01-N

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

      PharmCon 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.

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