Update in Antiplatelet therapy

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Oct 10, 2018
  • Expires: Oct 9, 2021
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)

Faculty

Hussam Hamdalla Hussam Hamdalla, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular Services
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
Danville, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Due to the advancement of drug eluting stent technology and the development and publication of randomized controlled trials involving newer agents such as ticagrelor, prasugrel, and cangrelor, the landscape of antiplatelet therapy has changed with regard to the care of AMI and vascular patients. This presentation is meant to update providers on these changes, and highlight areas such as DAPT selection, duration, early cessation and use of supportive therapies such as GP IIb/IIa inhibitors and anticoagulants.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Residents and Technicians

Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, you will be able to:
1. Describe the difference among antiplatelet agents, and appropriate patient selection, timing of administration, and duration of use
2. Review differences in pharmacokinetics and mechanism of action of varying agents
3. Discuss potential drug interactions

Accreditation

CME
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

CPE
ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-9999-18-193-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgement

This activity is jointly provided by the University of Kentucky and Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.