Burden of Hyperkalemia and Lokelma Product Overview
Mara Ward, PharmD
Our Educational Symposium is designed for Administrators, Director of Nursing, and nursing staff that provide care to elderly and developmentally disabled persons. Our desire is to provide networking among leaders in the Post-Acute Care, Long Term Care, and Assisted Living industry while providing education on hot button issues. We hope that participants leave with the knowledge and tools to prepare them for the future.
These presentations provide education on tools to improve the quality of care. The following topic will be presented: burden and management of hyperkalemia.
Learning Objectives Include
- Describe the prevalence, risk factors, signs and symptoms of hyperkalemia.
- Understand the burden of hyperkalemia, including cost, health care resource utilization, and mortality.
- List the agents currently available for the treatment of hyperkalemia.
- Discuss a novel therapy option for the treatment of hyperkalemia, and the differences from other available treatments.
* Registration and attendance is free.
* This program is NOT associated with continuing education.
Mara Ward, PharmD
Mara Ward, PharmD obtained her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the Ohio Northern University. She worked for many years as board certified long term care clinical consultant pharmacist, where she endeavored to improve medication therapy for the frail elderly and developmentally disabled population. She also served as the Consultant Pharmacist Director, Associate Director of Clinical Research, and led the P&T Committee for the pharmacy. During her time at ZS Pharma/Astra Zeneca, Mara has led the new hire training program for the medical affairs renal division and has trained and mentored several new MSLs. She also was on the training team for the Lokelma Speakers Bureau. In 2019 she was promoted to senior medical science liaison. Patient care remains at the center of Mara’s career, and she very much enjoys educating on novel new science and engaging in scientific exchange with thought leaders in the area of nephrology and renal diseases. Mara lives in Dublin, Ohio with her four children and her rescue mutt Teddy.