The World Health Organization estimate that 17.9 million people die from cardiovascular diseases each year, representing 32% of all global deaths. Pharmacists have a role to play in the prevention, care and management of cardiovascular diseases and their complications. FIP has developed a new handbook to support pharmacists and their organisations in providing a range of cardiovascular diseases-related services. This handbook — which will be launched at this event — also identifies the knowledge and skills that pharmacists require for the provision of such services, thus offering guidance to academic institutions and CPD providers. This handbook is part of the FIP Practice Transformation Programme on Non-Communicable Diseases.
1. Explore the role of pharmacists in the prevention, care and management of cardiovascular diseases and their complications;
2. Identify the challenges and opportunities for pharmacists in addressing cardiovascular diseases;
3. Identify the relevant knowledge and skills required for the delivery of cardiovascular diseases-related services.