Green Shield Canada: Pharmacist Health Coaching Cardiovascular Program

For pharmacists providing counselling and support to patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia through Green Shield Canadas Pharmacist Health Coaching Cardiovascular Program.


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Oftentimes, individuals with hypertension and dyslipidemia rely on a combination of pharmacotherapy and healthy lifestyle changes to manage their condition.

As accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists are in an ideal position to promote adherence to medication regimens and lifestyle changes, and support patients trying to achieve specific treatment goals.

This online course is mandatory education for pharmacists interested in providing and billing for counselling and support to patients with hypertension and dyslipidemia under the Green Shield. Pharmacists Health Coaching Cardiovascular Program.

Through a series of online modules, it provides an overview on current management of hypertension and dyslipidemia, as well as lifestyle modifications to optimize therapy.

Motivational interviewing concepts are also introduced to help you identify how to empower patients to improve their overall cardiovascular health.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the burden of cardiovascular disease in Canada and the evidence supporting the Pharmacist Health Coaching Cardiovascular Program.
  • Identify and recruit patients eligible to participate in the program.
  • Identify key interventions for the initial visit and follow-up assessments.
  • Identify the forms required for documentation and reimbursement of the program.

Course outline:

  • Module 1:
    Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2:
  • Module 3:
  • Module 4:
    Healthy Heart Lifestyle
  • Module 5:
    Motivational Interviewing to Facilitate Behaviour Change
  • Multiple-choice exam
  • Program evaluation

Course at a glance:

  • 3.25 CEUs
  • Available until 09/04/2021
  • 3.25 hours to complete
  • Online
  • Accreditation: 8003-2018-2399-I-P
  • Completion requirement: Complete the course’s online module and score a 70 per cent or higher on the multiple-choice exam (two attempts).

Who should take this course:

Mandatory for pharmacists who plan to provide Green Shield Canada’s Pharmacist Health Coaching Cardiovascular Program to their patients. 

Development Team:

  • Laura Tsang, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)
  • Laura Murphy, RPh, ACPR (BScPhm, PharmD)