Transitions of Care for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: The Role of Health-System and Community Pharmacists in Adherence to Antiplatelet Therapy

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Pharmacy Times, September 2014 Oncology, Volume 80, Issue 9

This activity is supported by educational grants from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc; Lilly USA, LLC; and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Transitions of Care for Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: The Role of Health-System and Community Pharmacists in Adherence to Antiplatelet Therapy

Faculty

Danielle Candelario, PharmD, BCPS

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Clinical Pharmacist

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Plainsboro, New Jersey

Timothy Reilly, PharmD, BCPS, CGP, FASCP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Clinical Pharmacist

University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro

Plainsboro, New Jersey

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

After participating in this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of hospital-to-community care transitions and the clinical, economic, and social impact of high hospital readmission rates.
  • Describe processes that have demonstrated improvement of care transitions between inpatient and ambulatory settings.
  • Identify the importance of oral antiplatelets in the management of acute coronary syndromes (ACS) and the role of adherence in improving outcomes in this patient population.
  • Define a change in practice that pharmacists can implement to have an impact on the transition of care in patients with ACS.

Target audience: Pharmacists, specialty pharmacists, health-system pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: September 5, 2014

Expiration date: September 5, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours

Fee: Free

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-14-078-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through September 5, 2016.