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

Where Drug Meets Device: Getting To The Heart of Cardiogenic Shock Management – 1 CE – Live Webinar on November 29, 2022 10AM ET

Activity Overview

Especially in the era of COVID19, inpatient pharmacists (regardless of role or specialization) are seeing patients that are mechanically ventilated or have recently come off of a ventilator. The ability to have basic understanding of the patient’s ventilator course and apply this to the patient’s current status and medication therapy is becoming an essential skill for all pharmacists. However, this topic is rarely taught in the standard PharmD curriculum and is likely only seen in PGY2 Critical Care programs. As such, a key gap exists for currently practicing pharmacists given the COVID19 related surges in respiratory failure.

In this live webinar, the audience will gain a basic introduction to key terminology and concepts associated with mechanical ventilation. Then, a particular focus will be made on the pharmacotherapy specifically associated with mechanical ventilation as well as the results of that therapy after the patient has been extubated. From here, the role of the pharmacist in optimizing safe and effective medication use practices associated with this device will be discussed so that every pharmacist walks away with a basic ‘toolkit’ for understanding this therapy.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Review the principles of mechanical ventilation including settings and modes to understand patient status as it relates to drug therapy
  2. Explore different pharmacologic therapies associated with patients on mechanical ventilation
  3. Discuss the role of the pharmacist in caring for mechanically ventilated patients

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE 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. 20-850403.

Faculty Information

Dr. Newsome is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. She received her PharmD from the University of Georgia before completing her PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Critical Care at the University of North Carolina Medical Center. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Research from Emory University and is also a KL2 Scholar through the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance Program. She has multiple affiliations with UGAC3, SCCM, ACCP, GSHP, and MRC-ICU which continue to foster and support her research interests largely within critical care pharmacy and academia.

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Andrea Sikora Newsome, PharmD, MSCR, BCPS, BCCCP, FCCM has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Live Webinar



1.00 Contact Hour


General Pharmacy

Target Audience


Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Airing Schedule

November 29, 2022 (Tue)
10AM Eastern Time

Activity Release Date

August 30, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

August 30, 2024



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Requirements for Credit

Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.

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If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

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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