Diuretics in Cardiovascular Therapy

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36m
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CPD36m of CPD
First Published
Updated21 March 2023
Expires 27 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course reviews the use of diuretics in cardiovascular conditions and provides essential knowledge for avoiding complications and providing best patient outcomes.

Topics
  • Classes and names of diuretics
  • Adverse reactions of diuretics and where they act in the kidney
  • Diuretics used in hypertension, heart failure and acute coronary syndrome
Need

Medication safety and a thorough knowledge of disease treatment is crucial in professional practice. All healthcare professionals working with medications must ensure they are fully conversant with a medication’s indications for use and any possible associated complications.

This Ausmed Course will help the participant to understand the principles of diuretics in cardiovascular therapy and facilitate the closing of any existing knowledge gaps.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to assist pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to revise and/or increase their knowledge of diuretic use in cardiovascular conditions.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify different classes and names of diuretics.
  2. Understand several adverse reactions of diuretics.
  3. Identify where diuretics act in the kidney.
  4. Determine which diuretics are appropriate for which cardiovascular conditions.
Target Audience

Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the prescribing, dispensing and administration of diuretics for cardiovascular therapy throughout patient care.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educators

Presented by
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Anne Leversha View profile
Anne Leversha is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is Director of Medication Education and Management Australia. Anne is a clinical pharmacist, has been a Director of a hospital pharmacy and was a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. She is a Fellow of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), is an Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) assessor and consultant and is a trained clinical competency assessor for hospital pharmacists. Anne has been a member of the Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee and was a member of the team that developed a national interdisciplinary clinical educator preparation program. She has presented and conducted seminars and workshops in national and international conferences and forums. Anne has published on topics, including improving medication safety with articles on high-risk medicines alerts, drug allergy documentation, clinical pharmacist interventions, and pharmacists’ contribution to medical education.
Details
CPD time36m
First Published
Updated21 March 2023
Expires
27 June 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Cardiology
Continence
Dialysis
Hepatology
Medications
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