What Every Hospital and Critical Care Pharmacist Needs to Know About Managing Hypertensive Emergencies: Case Studies to Challenge the Experts
CPE Midday Symposium at the 2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting
**To view this CPE lecture beginning on Monday, December 6th at 1:00 pm ET, visit: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85440773850
Monday, December 6th, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern Time
Virtual, Live Streamed Program
Hypertensive emergencies lead to acute or progressive end-organ dysfunction. In these cases, blood pressure must be aggressively managed over minutes to hours. Emergency department visits for hypertensive emergency have increased more than two-fold and are associated with a high mortality. This case-based symposium presents specific hypertensive emergencies with a focus on the pharmacists’ role in optimizing antihypertensive drug therapy selection, effectively targeting blood pressure reduction goals, and preserving the specific organ at risk.
I. Introduction and Welcome, Review Objectives
II. Case Vignettes on the Challenges of Acute Severe Hypertension:
- Acute Stroke at a Stroke Hospital
- Aortic Dissection in the ED
- Acute Renal Failure in the SICU
III. Case Vignettes Illustrating the Challenges of Acute Severe Hypertension
- Review the physiological mechanisms involved in development of acute severe hypertension, the lexicon of “hypertensive crisis,” and the pathophysiology of end-organ damage from acute severe hypertension
- Review the current standard of care for the management of acute severe hypertension in adults, across various underlying end-organ damage states, including stroke, heart failure, aortic dissection, and myocardial infarction
- mprove competence and confidence in the hospital and ED/ICU pharmacist’s role in helping advise/guide the interprofessional healthcare team on optimal care of patients with acute severe hypertension
John Fanikos, RPh, MBA
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
Director of Pharmacy Business and Financial Services
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Megan E. Barra, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP
Massachusetts General Hospital
Craig Beavers, PharmD
Centennial Medical Center
In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME 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.
Credit Designation Statements
AcademicCME designates this continuing education activity for 1.50 CPE Contact Hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit (UAN # JA4008190-0000-21-022-L04-P).
Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Chiesi USA, Inc.
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