Chat with us, powered by LiveChat
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

While cardiogenic shock is a complication experienced by <10% of patients hospitalized for either myocardial infarction or heart failure, the use of temporary mechanical circulatory support devices has increased dramatically over the last decade. These patients require unique pharmacotherapy. Moreover, the devices used pose a fascinating intersection of drug and device in that these advanced devices require specific purge solutions and other pharmacotherapy support. There is a high risk for unsafe medication practices and essential familiarity of this topic can aid inpatient pharmacists and clinicians when these devices are brought to ensure safe and appropriate use by the institution.

The purpose of this activity is to review core concepts related to cardiogenic shock management and provide a foundation for more advanced discussion of medications and devices, with particular focus on the role of the pharmacist and other clinicians in managing these unique but high-risk mechanical support systems used in this patient population

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

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

  1. Review the pathophysiology and essential management principles of cardiogenic shock
  2. Identify the role of temporary mechanical circulatory support devices in the management of cardiogenic shock
  3. Recall the principles of cardiogenic shock management that should be applied in a given patient case


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. 20-904976.

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

April 19, 2022

Activity Expiration Date

April 19, 2025



Handout Download Link(s)

Already a Member?

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.

CE Broker Reporting

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

Get Unlimited CE!

Get unlimited CE for one low annual fee.
Save time and money by becoming a member!

Need more Pharmacy CEs?

Check out other live webinars and home study activities to study at your own time!