Cracking Cocaine Myths: Use of Beta-Blockers in Cocaine-Associated Chest Pain
This program explores the literature regarding the dogma that beta-blocker use in patients presenting with cocaine-associated chest pain leads to unopposed alpha-receptor stimulation, thereby causing profound hypertension, coronary vasospasm, and myocardial infarction. It juxtaposes historical understanding with modern literature and equips pharmacists with the information needed to effectively assess and safely treat patients with cocaine-associated chest pain.
This course is intended for pharmacists
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to
- Discuss the pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic properties of cocaine
- Interpret a urine drug screen for cocaine, including recognition of its limitations
- Evaluate the historical basis and modern literature surrounding the rationale to avoid use of beta-blockers in cocaine-associated chest pain
- Design a beta-blocker regimen for a patient with cocaine-associated chest pain
Athan Hasselbrook, PharmD, PGY1 Pharmacy Resident - Advocate Condell Medical Center
The planner(s) and speaker(s) have indicated that there are no relevant financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, Advocate Aurora Health 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.
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
Advocate Aurora Health designates this live activity for a maximum 1.00 hours of CPE credit for pharmacists. CPE credit can be claimed on the AAH CE platform within 60 days of activity completion and information will be provided to CPE Monitor. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE)Aurora Health Care Department of Pharmacy Services is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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This conference is being held virtually. A link to the meeting will be provided prior to the event.
Contact the AAH Pharmacy Continuing Education team at AAH-PharmacyCPEsubmission@aah.org if you have any questions or need assistance.