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Cardiovascular Risk Training Programme
Location: 
Online
Event type: 
IIOP Online Course
Cost: 
Free

This online course aims to equip pharmacists to promote effective management of hypertension and dyslipdaemia, thereby assisting patients to reduce their risk of CVD. It should take approximately 6 hours to complete; however this does not have to take place over one sitting.  

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On successful completion of this programme participants will be able to:

  • define CVD, disease burden and public health policy in Ireland
  • promote the role of the pharmacists in identifying and assessing CV risk factors
  • use evidence-based guidelines and resources to conduct medication reviews and optimize treatment of hypertension and dyslipdaemia
  • educate patients about CVD prevention, self-management and lifestyle strategies
  • provide accurate and safe information to patients and healthcare professionals on the drug management of CV risk factors
  • encourage and facilitate patient adherence to medicines
  • prevent or resolve problems that patients experience with medicines
  • identify the need for, plan and implement new services relating to CVD prevention, with a focus on optimising disease management.