Salty or Sweet? Hyperosmolar Therapy for the Treatment of Cerebral Edema

Newark, DE US
February 16, 2022

The purpose of this activity is to review the differences between the two agents, review the guideline recommendations, and review literature regarding the use of these medications in patients with traumatic brain injury, ischemic stroke, and intracerebral hemorrhage. Following the review participants will have the information to know situations when hypertonic saline or mannitol may be the preferred agent.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives

  1. Review pathophysiology of cerebral edema and associated disease states
  2. Discuss current guideline recommendations for the treatment of cerebral edema
  3. Evaluate current literature regarding the use of hyperosmolar therapy for the treatment of cerebral edema

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Recognize medications used for the treatment of cerebral edema
  2. Describe the role of hyperosmolar therapy in the treatment of cerebral edema
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
02/16/2022
Course expires: 
04/03/2022
Event starts: 
02/16/2022 - 12:30pm CST
Event ends: 
02/16/2022 - 1:30pm CST
Cost:
$0.00
ChristianaCare
4755 Ogletown Stanton Rd.
Newark, DE 19718
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose. The presenter will discuss off-label use of drugs.
 
Planning committee members
 
Nirali Kalaria, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
ChristianaCare
 
Ashling Cook, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
ChristianaCare
 
Presenter
 
Ashling Cook, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
ChristianaCare
Joint Accreditation Statement:
 
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare. Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Designation Statement:
 
PHARMACY
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-22-112-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-22-112-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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