Setting the LDL-C Threshold: How Low Should You Go?
May 12, 2023
May 12, 2024
Cardiology, Pharmacy, Primary Care
This activity is provided by National Lipid Association. Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC is the educational partner.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation.
- Physicians — maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Pharmacists — 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEU)
- Nurses — 0.25 contact hours
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of cardiologists, cardiology nurses, lipid specialists, and primary care clinicians, including internists, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, PAs, and dietitians. It may also benefit other healthcare providers who manage patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Targeting appropriate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels for patients can be challenging, and depends on patient medical history and current wellbeing. Join Drs Halli Demeter and Soffer in an engaging discussion of LDL-C thresholds and treatment approaches for patients with hypercholesterolemia.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Distinguish among the unique drug characteristics of newer and emerging nonstatin LDL-C therapies that may impact clinical decision-making
- Formulate evidence-based treatment plans for patients who require additional LDL-C lowering beyond statin therapy, while engaging in shared decision-making to facilitate adherence
- Discuss the role of team-based care and shared decision-making in applying the guideline to various clinical practice settings
Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant’s attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. Partial credit may be awarded for ACPE credit. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at the end of this activity. The deadline to claim credit is May 12, 2024.
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For pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks.
Pharmacists MUST request credit before May 12, 2024. Credit requested after this date will be subject to a fee.
Susan Halli Demeter, DNP, FNP-BC, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Heart Health & Performance Program
Mayo Clinic Arizona
Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA, FACP
President Elect, National Lipid Association
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Internal Medicine/Clinical Lipidology
Perelman School of Medicine
CME/CE credit provided by the National Lipid Association
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by The National Lipid Association and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. The National Lipid Association 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.
Physician Credit Designation Statement
The National Lipid Association designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Pharmacist Accreditation Statement
Universal Activity Number Universal Activity Number Number JA0007192-9999-23-013-H01-P
This activity has been approved for 0.25 contact hour (0.025 CEU) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.50 contact hours. For the advanced practice nurse, pharmacotherapy contact hours will be determined on your certificate.
Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
Susan Halli Demeter, DNP, FNP-BC, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- Daniel E. Soffer, MD, FNLA, FACP
- Author: Novartis AG
- Contracted Research: Amgen Inc; Amryt Pharma plc; AstraZeneca; Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Novartis AG; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc; REGENXBIO Inc; Verve Therapeutics, Inc.
- Consultant: Akcea Therapeutics, Inc.; Novartis AG; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
- Joyce L. Ross, MNLA, MSN, CRNP, FNLA
- Consultant: Amgen Inc; Kaneka Medical America LLC
- Speaker: Amarin Pharmaceuticals Ireland Limited; Amgen Inc; Kaneka Medical America LLC; MEDS; Medscape
The National Lipid Association and Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
To receive a CME certificate of participation, you should:
- Follow instructions to register or log in with your professional information and complete the preactivity assessment
- View the online activity in its entirety
- Complete and submit the online posttest and evaluation. You must answer 70% of the posttest questions correctly to earn credit. You will have 3 opportunities to successfully complete the posttest
A certificate of participation will be available for download/printing immediately following your successful completion of the posttest and evaluation.
There is no fee required for participation in this activity.
Course Viewing Requirements
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. The NLA specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through readers’ misunderstanding of content.
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