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Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy CE
ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cardiovascular Risk Considerations – 1 CE

Activity Overview

Premature mortality from cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of mortality among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This activity provides an update on cardiovascular risk considerations in the setting of RA, helping to break down the complexity of how an inflammatory condition enhances cardiovascular risk under the guise of normal cholesterol levels, and provides pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and physicians with the latest evidenced-based guidance for managing patients with RA. This one-hour course is self-paced and can be completed from the convenience of your computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Learning Objectives

  1. Examine the potential cardiovascular risk profile in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Compare and contrast common rheumatoid arthritis medications’ cardiovascular benefits and risks
  3. Incorporate current rheumatoid arthritis guidelines into a patient care plan and consider how they may work for and against cardiovascular protection in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis
  4. Create patient care plans for patients with RA that addresses their RA status while encompassing cardiovascular risk reduction strategies

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Accreditation Statement


AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as
a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-939638.

AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268. AchieveCE is an approved provider from July 14, 2022 to July 14, 2025.

Faculty Information

Dr. Leticia Shea is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Regis University. She received her doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) in 2010 from the University of Colorado and completed a community residency in association with the University of Colorado from 2010-2011. She provided clinical pharmacy services at Rocky Mountain Cardiovascular Associates from 2013-2014 as a component of her position with Regis University. She changed her practice setting in 2014 to primary care and has enjoyed the diversity of care provided in this setting ever since. Dr. Shea’s research interests and publications cover diverse topics such as integrated care, pharmacogenetics, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular considerations in the setting of rheumatoid arthritis, dietary supplement safety as well as marijuana/cannabis clinical considerations. She is a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist as well as a certified trainer in immunization and medication therapy management (MTM).

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Leticia Shea, PharmD, BCACP, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. Pete Kreckel, RPh, planner for this activity, also has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



1.0 Contact Hour


Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Target Audience


Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Activity Release Date

September 16, 2022

Activity Expiration Date

September 16, 2025



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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