Sorting Out the Guidelines: Clinical Considerations Beyond Statins



Release Date: June 22, 2021
Last Reviewed: June 15, 2021
Expiration Date: June 22, 2022
Time to Complete: 30 Minutes


Faculty
Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA

Internal Medicine/Clinical Lipidology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA

Disclosure of Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of cardiologists and primary care physicians, including lipid specialists, internists, family physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, and PAs.

Type of Activity
Internet Activity (Enduring Material) 
Application

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Develop evidence-based treatment plans for at-risk patients who require additional lowering of LDL-C levels beyond statin therapy, considering patient preferences and accessibility/coverage
  • Discuss strategies to improve the knowledge, skills, or performance of the healthcare team

CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. Partial credit may be awarded for ACPE credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at the end of this activity. The deadline to claim credit is June 22, 2022. 

For assistance regarding credit please contact cme@lipid.org.

For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks.

*IMPORTANT* 
Pharmacists MUST request credit before July 1, 2022. Credit requested after this date will be subject to a fee.

Accreditation
CREDIT DESIGNATION 


CME/CE credit provided by the National Lipid Association 

 In support of improving patient care, the National Lipid Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician Credit Designation Statement 
The National Lipid Association designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Universal Activity Number JA0007192-9999-21-013-H01-P (Application)
This Activity has been approved for 0.50 contact hour (0.050 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Nursing
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.5 contact hours.
For the advanced practice nurse, pharmacotherapy contact hours will be determined on your certificate.

This activity is provided by the National Lipid Association. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is the educational partner.
 

Instructions for Participation 
To receive a CME certificate of participation, you should:

  • Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information and complete the preactivity assessment
  • View the online activity in its entirety
  • Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have 3 opportunities to successfully complete the posttest

A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.

There is no fee required for participation in this activity.

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Disclosures
Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA

Advisory Board: Akcea Therapeutics
Other (content creator): Kaneka Medical America LLC
Author: Novartis
Consultant: Akcea Therapeutics

Susan Halli Demeter, DNP
Has nothing to disclose.

The National Lipid Association and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.


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This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

DISCLOSURE DECLARATION
It is the policy of NLA to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. Planners, faculty, reviewers, and staff have disclosed any financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.  

DISCLAIMER
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. The NLA specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through readers’ misunderstanding of content.

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