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Cardiovascular Risk Training Programme
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IIOP Online Course

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.