CLM-SAP 19: 2018 Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol

CLM-SAP 19 is an online self-assessment program that will objectively validate and enhance your knowledge of the 2018 ACC/AHA Multi-Society Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol. Get real time feedback after each question, including a detailed critique and bibliographic references for further reading and receive a PDF copy of the program upon claiming CME/CE credit.




CLM-SAP 19 Resources


The following citation serves as the principal reference for this program. Participants MUST read this article prior to beginning activity.

  1. Grundy, Stone, Bailey, et al. 2018 AHA/ACC/AACVPR/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/ADA/AGS/APhA/ASPC/NLA/PCNA Guideline on the Management of Blood Cholesterol: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation. 2019;139:e1082-e1143.

Additional Resources

Additional 2018 guideline resources, including a video from the 2019 AHA Scientific Sessions and presentation slides can be found at:

Glossary of Terms

A list of commonly used abbreviations used in this activity can be found here


Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

*If you wish to have your credits submitted to ABIM upon completion of this activity, contact with your name as it is registered with ABIM, your ABIM ID, your Date of Birth, the number of credits you claimed, and the date of completion.

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Content Domain
This activity falls under the following content domain(s):

  • 9 Lipid Treatment Targets, Goals, Thresholds, and Screening

Learning Objectives
This activity teaches to the following learning objective(s):

  1. Analyze the 2018 blood cholesterol guideline.
  2. Create evidence-based treatment plans based on recommendations from the 2018 cholesterol guideline.
  3. Describe statin-associated side effects and identify guideline recommend management strategies.
  4. Describe the principle of lipid management for primary and secondary prevention of ASCVD.
  5. Evaluate representative clinical cases for the management of dyslipidemia.
  6. Explain recommendations for managing dyslipidemia relative to specific disease states
  7. Recognize differences in lipid management recommendations for special populations.
  8. Recommend effective diet and lifestyle strategies for dyslipidemia management.