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AOL16 Medicines optimisation in Hypertension and Heart Failure

Course summary

This course focuses on pharmaceutical management of patients with hypertension and cardiac failure. It looks at important issues that non-medical prescribers deal with such as polypharmacy and patient monitoring. Structured medication reviews are discussed along with current guidelines. An ideal course for nurses and allied health professionals who need to stay current in this field.

Who should attend?

  • Advanced nurse practitioners
  • Practice nurses
  • Community nurses
  • Registered nurses
  • Allied health professionals

Important notes

The course runs from 10:00am- 1:00pm.

Cost

Course duration Course CPD Full price (incl VAT) per person
0.5 day(s) 4 hour(s) £80

Discounts

Dates Block size Block discount
16/06/2021 4 10%

Dates / venues

Location - venue Dates No. of people
Online - Online Delivery 16/06/2021

Aims / objectives

At the end of the session you will:

  • Be more familiar with medication used in hypertension and heart failure
  • Be able to justify polypharmacy in patients with heart failure and hypertension.
  • Be more confident in using hypertensive patient decision aids.
  • Have a better understanding of what acute kidney injury is and how to prevent it occurring
  • Be more aware of recent evidence-based treatments used for hypotensive patients.

Course programme

  • Review of the different classes of medicine available to treat hypertension and heart failure
  • The importance of review and titrating medication for optimal effect and minimum side effects.
  • Other medicines that may affect hypertension, including side effects and management.
  • Risk of acute kidney injury with some of these medicines and patient information.
  • Monitoring the patient with high blood pressure: what is needed and how often? 
  • The importance of hypertension control in patients with Diabetes
  • Exploring hypotension: what is it and what medications are available? 
  • Case studies: patients with hypertension and heart failure. Polypharmacy medication optimisation.
  • Cost effective prescribing.

Led by

Presenter: This course will be presented by Jayesh Shah, BSc(Hons), MRPharmSIP. Jayesh has years of experience in working in both the community and hospital pharmacy. He currently works as a Clinical Commissioning Group pharmacist looking after five GP practices for medicines management and optimisation plus education. He also has a private business, which provides polypharmacy medication reviews and education.