Use of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for ASCVD Management

Variable Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for ASCVD Event Reduction: Why?

Variable Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for ASCVD Event Reduction: Why?

What do pharmacist need to make sure patients are aware of updated information on the use of omega-3 fatty acids preparations for ASCVD management?

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes


Valid until:

  • Overview

    Drs. Cheeley and Saseen will discuss the biological effects of OM-3s and their mechanisms of action and review all recent major clinical trials. Faculty will share practical information for pharmacists on the use of icosapent ethyl vs. generic OM-3s and dietary supplements for ASCVD management.

    Upon completion of this activity you will be directed to the activity’s sponsor, Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE) to claim your ACPE credits.  Once there you will click, ‘Take Exam’ to claim your credits.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. GLC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Mary Katherine Cheeley, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
    Clinical Pharmacist Specialist: Primary Care
    Grady Health System
    Atlanta, GA
    No relationship to report. 

    Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CLS  
    Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
    University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
    Aurora, CO
    No relationship to report.

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Ben Caref, PhD, has nothing to disclose.
    • Sue Grossman has nothing to disclose.
    • Libby Lurwick has nothing to disclose.
    • The clinical reviewer, Catherine Sheffield, PharmD, has no actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this educational activity.
    • Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Carrino, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Discuss biologic effects of OM-3s and their mechanisms of action
    • Relate the recent major clinical trials on OM-3s and their clinical implications
    • Review strategies to have greater competence on use of icosapent ethyl, generic OM-3s, and dietary supplements for ASCVD management
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Pharmacists.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    This educational activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC (PHE).

    ReachMD Healthcare ImagePHARMACY
    Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    UAN: 0430-0000-21-081-H01-P
    Release Date: July 31, 2021
    Expiration Date: July 31, 2022
    Credits: 0.25 hour (0.025 CEUs)
    Type of Activity: Knowledge
    Media: Internet
    Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
    Estimated time to complete activity: 15 minutes.

    How to Earn Credit

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    Dedicated to the creation and execution of the highest quality, evidence-based continuing medical education (CME) initiatives, we utilize multiple learning opportunities for the primary goal of improving healthcare delivered to patients through sharing of research, knowledge, and clinical practice skills.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma, Inc.

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