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ASHP BCPS Re-Certification Ambassador: 2016 Pharmacotherapy Core Therapeutic Module (Part 2)

By David Martin posted 01-31-2017 17:43

Hi Everyone!

It's hard to believe that February is almost here!  With the end of another month comes another blog post (and one step closer to Spring).  I was able to finish up the second portion of the 2016 Pharmacotherapy Core Therapeutic Module, which covered cardiac arrhythmias and advanced cardiac life support.  This is definitely not something I do every day in clinical practice, so it was a good area to review.

The module used patient cases to cover a variety of topics, including:
  • Rate vs rhythm control in atrial fibrillation (and the various agents available to use)
  • Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation
  • Treatment of Afib with RVR (when to use PO vs IV vs direct current cardioversion, etc.)
  • Anti-arrhythmic drug interaction mechanisms and examples
  • Adverse events, including QTc prolongation and Torsade de Pointes

The patient cases allowed the learner to apply the information in real time, which helps to solidify the message.  Additionally, a very extensive and thorough handout was provided for supplemental reference.  The evaluation questions were challenging but fair.  The last day this module qualifies for BPS credit is on 3/15/17, so I would recommend getting started soon if you are interested!

Take care!

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1 comment



02-10-2017 12:54

Hi David
I totally agree with you about our role in ACLS.I am interested to appear in spring BCPS exam and I need further help in the form of helpful tips , material 
we can also decide topic for self study and discuss later on 
Azam Ishaque