Improving Patient Access to PCSK9 Inhibitors: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC.
On Demand Webinar
FacultyJoyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA
Independent Consult and Educator
Immediate Past President, National Lipid Association
Past President, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association
University of Pennsylvania - Retired
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Activity OverviewPCSK9 inhibitors, a new class of drugs, have the potential to substantially change the treatment of hyperlipidemia by their dramatic effects on lowering LDL-C levels. Current PCSK9 inhibitors are biologics with a price tag that limits patient access either directly because of out-of-pocket cost or indirectly through the prior authorization process. In this activity, expert faculty will describe the clinical implications of recent clinical trial data on PCSK9 inhibitors and clarify patient populations for whom PCSK9 inhibitor therapy is indicated. Regarding issues surrounding patient access to PCSK9 inhibitors, potential solutions will be presented and a team-based approach to improve patient access and adherence to PCSK9 inhibitors will be outlined. Examples of prior authorization applications and appeals letters will also be presented. This activity will provide nurse practitioners with strategies to assist their patients in gaining access to PCSK9 inhibitors.
Educational ObjectivesAt the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the clinical implications of recent clinical trial data on PCSK9 inhibitors, taking into account published survey data and information from the lay press
- Clarify patient populations for whom PCSK9 inhibitor therapy is indicated
- List potential solutions to obstacles relating to patient access to PCSK9 inhibitors
- Outline a team-based approach to improve patient access and adherence to PCSK9 inhibitors
Length of Webinar: 1 hour
Release Date: February 28, 2018
Expiration Date: February 28, 2019
Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through joint providership of Global Education Group and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC. Global Education Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 1561024. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour, which includes 0 hour(s) of pharmacology.Activity ID 2573E
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Instructions to Receive CreditTo receive credit, participants must complete the online pretest, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the online posttest and activity evaluation form. After completing the online assessment tests, and completing the activity evaluation form, participants may request credit. All participants must request credit by February 9, 2019; CE credit will not be issued after this date.
Disclosure of Conflicts of InterestGlobal Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
|Name of Faculty or Presenter||Reported Financial Relationship|
Joyce Ross, MSN, CRNP, CLS, FNLA, FPCNA
Speaker’s Bureau: Hologic
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
|Name of Planner or Manager||Reported Financial Relationship|
|Kristen Delisi, NP||Nothing to disclose|
|Lindsay Borvansky||Nothing to disclose|
|Andrea Funk||Nothing to disclose|
|Liddy Knight||Nothing to disclose|
|David Heckard||Nothing to disclose|
|Gloria Lauria||Nothing to disclose|
|Katie Pierson||Nothing to disclose|
Disclosure of Unlabeled UseThis educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER) do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
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DisclaimerParticipants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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