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Sarcoidosis: Considerations in the Management of Refractory Disease - Neurosarcoidosis
Divya Patel, DO
Vindico

Sarcoidosis: Considerations in the Management of Refractory Disease - Neurosarcoidosis

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Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: February 11, 2020
Expires: February 10, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is pulmonologists, neurologists, cardiologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with sarcoidosis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of pulmonary and extrapulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis.
  • Utilize available assessments to appropriately identify refractory or progressive disease.
  • Incorporate knowledge of available clinical evidence to select among treatment options for refractory sarcoidosis.
  • Implement strategies to optimize patient-centered care and coordination within a multidisciplinary care team.

Activity Description

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease that can affect 1 or more organs. It is newly diagnosed in an estimated 25,000 persons each year, with approximately 185,000 patients seeking medical care per year. Sarcoidosis most often affects the lung, but it is highly variable and almost any organ can be affected. Cutaneous, ocular, renal, cardiac, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal manifestations are possible. Although many patients respond to first-line therapy or experience spontaneous resolution of the condition, a subset of patients are refractory to initial therapy, experiencing significant morbidity and mortality associated with disease progression as well as sarcoidosis-associated complications. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss optimal ways to diagnose and manage patients with sarcoidosis.

Agenda

  • Neurosarcoidosis
    • Faculty: Dr. Culver and Dr. Patel

Faculty

Activity Chair

Daniel Culver, DO
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: aTyr Pharma
Contracted Research: aTyr Pharma, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, Mallinkrodt



Faculty

Lucian T. Marts, MD
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: aTyr Pharma


Divya Patel, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
University of Florida Health
Gainesville, Florida

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, February 11, 2020 to February 10, 2021.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

CME for MIPS Improvement Activity

MIPS Qualifying Activity:
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: February 11, 2020
Expires: February 10, 2021
15 minutes to complete

Accredited By

This continuing medical education activity is provided by

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is pulmonologists, neurologists, cardiologists, and other health care professionals involved in the management of patients with sarcoidosis.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
  • Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of pulmonary and extrapulmonary manifestations of sarcoidosis.
  • Utilize available assessments to appropriately identify refractory or progressive disease.
  • Incorporate knowledge of available clinical evidence to select among treatment options for refractory sarcoidosis.
  • Implement strategies to optimize patient-centered care and coordination within a multidisciplinary care team.

Activity Description

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease that can affect 1 or more organs. It is newly diagnosed in an estimated 25,000 persons each year, with approximately 185,000 patients seeking medical care per year. Sarcoidosis most often affects the lung, but it is highly variable and almost any organ can be affected. Cutaneous, ocular, renal, cardiac, neurologic, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal manifestations are possible. Although many patients respond to first-line therapy or experience spontaneous resolution of the condition, a subset of patients are refractory to initial therapy, experiencing significant morbidity and mortality associated with disease progression as well as sarcoidosis-associated complications. In this educational activity, expert clinicians will discuss optimal ways to diagnose and manage patients with sarcoidosis.

Agenda

  • Neurosarcoidosis
    • Faculty: Dr. Culver and Dr. Patel

Faculty

Activity Chair

Daniel Culver, DO
Director, Interstitial Lung Disease Program
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Disclosure:
Consulting Fee: aTyr Pharma
Contracted Research: aTyr Pharma, Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, Mallinkrodt



Faculty

Lucian T. Marts, MD
Assistant Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Disclosure:
Contracted Research: aTyr Pharma


Divya Patel, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
University of Florida Health
Gainesville, Florida

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Reviewer:
Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Vindico Medical Education Staff:
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.


Signed Disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit

Vindico Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, February 11, 2020 to February 10, 2021.

How to Participate in this Activity and Obtain CME Credit

To participate in this activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pretest question, view the content, and complete the posttest and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering the posttest question correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the posttest is achieved, Vindico Medical Education will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate.

CME for MIPS Improvement Activity

MIPS Qualifying Activity:
Vindico has identified this CME activity as an improvement activity in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Participants who successfully complete the activity and its performance assessment will receive printable documentation of successful completion for MIPS self-reporting.

To meet the criteria for improvement activities in the MIPS of QPP, accredited CME providers need to implement activities that:

  • address a quality or safety gap that is supported by a needs assessment or problem analysis, or support the completion of such a needs assessment as part of the activity;
  • have specific, measurable aim(s) for improvement;
  • include interventions intended to result in improvement;
  • include data collection and analysis of performance data to assess the impact of the interventions; and
  • define meaningful clinician participation in their activity, describe the mechanism for identifying clinicians who meet the requirements, and provide participant completion information.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

Copyright Statement

Created and published by Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-994-9400; Fax: 856-384-6680. Printed in the USA. Copyright © 2020 Vindico Medical Education. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced without written permission from the publisher. The material presented at or in any of Vindico Medical Education continuing medical education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Vindico Medical Education. Neither Vindico Medical Education nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME Questions?

Contact us at CME@VindicoCME.com

Cardiology Presentations

0.25 CME / CE
American Heart Association
HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 1

HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 1

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
19 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Migliore, 9:47 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Martínez, 9:31 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD
Head of Diagnosis & Treatment, Cardiology Services
Hospital Interzonal de Agudos “Eva Perón”
San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS
Professor of Medicine
Cordoba National University
Director of Rusculleda Foundation
Cordoba, Argentina

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD – No disclosures
Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
19 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Migliore, 9:47 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Martínez, 9:31 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD
Head of Diagnosis & Treatment, Cardiology Services
Hospital Interzonal de Agudos “Eva Perón”
San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS
Professor of Medicine
Cordoba National University
Director of Rusculleda Foundation
Cordoba, Argentina

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Ricardo Alberto Migliore, MD – No disclosures
Felipe Martínez, MD, FACC, FECS – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

0.25 CME / CE
American Heart Association
HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 2

HeartBEATS from Lifelong Learning™ Heart Failure Guidelines Series: Episode 2

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
16 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Fonarow, 13:23 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Ventura, 2:50 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Co-Chief of Cardiology
Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Preventative Cardiomyopathy Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Hector Ventura, MD
Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Greg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA – Novartis, Medtronic, Janssen, Bayer, ST. Jude, Amgen: Consultant/Advisory Board
Hector Ventura, MD – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

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Activity Details

Free CME/CE
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
0.25 Contact Hour(s)
Released: September 1, 2018
Expires: September 1, 2021
16 minutes to complete

Accredited By


American Heart Association

Target Audience

Physicians and nurses specific to treating patients with heart failure.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • List treatments of hypertension in HFrEF.
  • Describe treatment of HFpEF from hypertension and atrial fibrillation.
  • Discuss the 2017 guideline recommendations for treatment of anemia and sleep-disordered breathing.
  • Explain the role of novel pharmacological therapies in HFrEF.
  • Identify treatment of Advanced Heart Failure.

Activity Description

This series focuses on recent studies and the latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in heart failure. Experts address challenges, areas identified as greatest need from the Providing Healthcare Teams with Learning and Education to Impact Patient Care webinar and reinforce practice and behavior aspects that will contribute to improved patient care and outcomes.

Statement of Educational Need

With the release of new guidelines, healthcare professionals will need education and learning in order to change practice and behavior for the care and treatment of patients with or at risk of cardiovascular disease. This educational series is an important opportunity to educate healthcare professionals on evidence-based guidelines, especially those that are newly released, addressing changes, evidence, and action that can be put into practice immediately to impact patient care and outcomes.

Agenda

Dr. Fonarow, 13:23 minutes: Expert discussion
Dr. Ventura, 2:50 minutes: Expert discussion

Presenters

Gregg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Co-Chief of Cardiology
Director, Ahmanson-UCLA Preventative Cardiomyopathy Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA


Hector Ventura, MD
Section Head, Cardiomyopathy and Heart Transplantation
Ochsner Medical Center
New Orleans, LA

Planning Committee (Content Developers)

Mark Drazner, MD – Planning Committee Chair, course author
Clinical Chief of Cardiology
Medical Director of the LVAD and Cardiac Transplantation Program
Professor of Internal Medicine
UT Southwestern

Deborah Crabbe, MD - Planning Committee, course author
Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Temple University

Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine

Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA - Planning Committee, course author
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Research and Innovation
Cleveland Clinic Health System, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure

Disclosures

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

The disclosures listed below represent the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Mark Drazner, MD – No disclosures
Robin Trupp, PhD, ACNP-BC, APRN, CHFN FAHA – Employed by Roche Diagnostics Corp.
Nancy Albert, PhD, CCNS, CHFN, CCRN, FAHA – Novartis: Speaker bureau, consultant on research projects; Amgen: Speaker bureau
Deborah Crabbe, MD – No disclosures
Greg Fonarow, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA – Novartis, Medtronic, Janssen, Bayer, ST. Jude, Amgen: Consultant/Advisory Board
Hector Ventura, MD – No disclosures

Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 09/01/2018

TERMINATION DATE: 09/01/2021

LAST REVIEW DATE: August 2018

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 09/01/2018 – 09/01/2021

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.25 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 0.25 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Participation and Successful Completion

Successful completion of this CME/CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by independent medical educational grants from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Disclaimer Statement/Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the faculty must disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.

Contact Information for Questions about the Activity

Fred Porta
Program Manager, Lifelong Learning
AHA National Center
fred.porta@heart.org
817-412-1941

Hardware/Software Requirements

Pro-CME recommends using the latest versions of these supported browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari. Depending on your browser of choice, additional software, such as Adobe Reader® and Adobe® Flash® Player may be required.

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