Diuretics in Cardiovascular Therapy

CPDTime.
39m
Details
CPD39m of CPD
First Published
Updated27 January 2021
Expires 27 January 2022
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
  • Identify different classes and names of diuretics.
  • Understand several adverse reactions of diuretics.
  • Identify where diuretics act in the kidney.
  • 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.

Details
CPD39m of CPD
First Published
Updated27 January 2021
Expires
27 January 2022
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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Topics
Cardiology
Continence
Dialysis
Hepatology
Medications
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