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Lipid Management Certificate Program
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This interactive Internet Certificate Program is a six-week, 48-hour continuing education program for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals. The program consists of six modules. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, case studies, and test questions. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are experts in the area of lipid management.
This program is designed for English-speaking pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals who want to enhance or develop the knowledge and skills necessary for quality lipid management.
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this continuing education program is to provide an opportunity
for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals to increase
their knowledge and expertise in managing lipid-lowering therapy. At the conclusion
of the program the participant
will be able to:
- Identify the functions and sources of cholesterol, identify the functions and sources of triglycerides and describe the five major classes of lipoproteins.
- Identify primary and secondary causes of dyslipidemia.
- List common physical aberrations associated with elevated lipids.
- Identify appropriate tests that contribute to the diagnosis of hyperlipidemia.
- Describe the role of ATP III and the NCEP III guidelines in the management and treatment of patients with high blood cholesterol.
- Explain the principles of pharmacological management of high cholesterol and outline the effect of each agent on atherosclerotic disease, serum lipids, and lipoprotein metabolism.
- Describe the step I and step II diets and other modifications that can be made for some patient subgroups.
- Identify the relationship between a regular exercise behavior and the risk of coronary artery disease, specifically serum lipids.
- Outline the physiologic response to stress and General Adaptation Syndrome.
- Document all phases of the educational process including needs assessment and implementation of the teaching plan.
- Identify the issues that are important for development and support of a lipid management service.
Instruction will include the following content:
- Lifestyle Management
- Administrative Management and Reimbursement
Featuring an "Ask the Expert" Session
National experts will be available to answer your most challenging lipid management questions.
This 6 week course is offered two times a year.
Offering dates for 2013: January 28 (registration deadline January 11) and September 9 (registration deadline August 23).
We reserve the right to cancel any offering due to insufficient enrollment. Registrants will be notified well in advance if this occurs.
For more information,
Call toll free
1-877-USI-HLTH (874-4584) or 812-461-5217
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Fee includes Internet instruction, handouts, study guide and a comprehensive exam.
Information on the textbook will be forwarded upon registration.The textbook is not included in the cost of the program.
There is an additional $80.00 charge for pharmacists requesting contact hours. NOTE: Pharmacists requesting CEs must request them during registration.
A $25 administrative fee will be charged prior to the start date of the course if
the registration fee has been paid.
On or after the start date of the class there will be no refund.
Call toll free 1-877-USI-HLTH
(Using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or your organization's authorization to invoice.)
A combination of delivery methods are used to facilitate learner and faculty communication including:
Provides on-line instructor-prepared materials and course assignments. Internet resources are used as an integral part of the instruction.
Allows learners to interact with faculty and other course participants.
Allows learners to freely interact on an individual or group level with other learners and faculty.
Faculty will be available by telephone to assist learners.
Participants will need a computer with Internet access and an e-mail account.
We recommend that you do not use your work e-mail address for taking this course. Many businesses, especially government agencies, utilize security firewalls. Comunication from the instructor, the University, or other students may not get through and you will not see the message. We also do not recommend you use AOL, for similar reasons. AOL accounts include spam prevention-type filters and our communication with you may be filtered-out. We recommend you obtain a separate e-mail account for your course work. Yahoo.com and MSN.com offer free e-mail accounts.
- Peggy Graul, MSN
- Karen Jones RN, MSN
- Julie McCullough PhD., RD
- M. Jane Swartz, APRN, MSN
- Colleen Walsh, RN, DNP, ONP-C, CS, ACNP-BC
- Karen Jones, RNC, MSN
The program has six modules. Each module includes reading assignments, study questions, case studies, and test questions. Learners interact with practitioners and faculty who are expert in the area of lipid management. A comprehensive examination will be administered at the end of the six-week program.
The convenience of on-line instruction allows the participant to "attend" class at any hour or day of the week during the 6 week period. Participants will learn from experts in the area of lipid management and have the opportunity to network with other course participants from across the country. Internet instruction provides an opportunity for personal interaction with course faculty while providing the comfort of learning in your own home or office.
A Continuing Education Certificate will be awarded following successful completion of study guide questions, an online comprehensive examination (with a passing score of 70% or higher), and submission of a course evaluation. Certificates will be mailed approximately 30 days after the completion of the course.
Nurses will receive 40 hours.
The University of Southern Indiana, College of Nursing and Health Professions is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The Indiana Pharmacists Alliance is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants will receive 40 contact hours or 4.0 CEU's for successful completion of this program. ACPE Universal Program Number 0120-9999-12-202-H04-P. Initial Release Date: 01/01/09. Expiration Date: 12/23/14. There is an additional $80.00 charge for pharmacists requesting contact hours. NOTE: Pharmacists requesting CEs must request them during registration. This is a knowledge-based program activity.