1.00 / CE for Nurses 1.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners (1.00 hour of pharmacology credit)
Provided by Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare (AKH) Inc.
Supported by Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease associated with poor clinical outcomes and poor patient survival despite ongoing advances in treatment. At this time, there is a significant need to educate nurses on pharmacologic options for PAH along with patient-related clinical considerations. The purpose of this activity is to focus on several important aspects of PAH management, including a review of the pathophysiology, classification, predictors of disease progression, and clinical outcomes of PAH; a discussion of clinical trial data on existing and emerging therapeutics for the management of PAH; and a review of effective strategies to improve therapeutic and clinical outcomes in patients with PAH.
This activity is intended for nurse practitioners, nurses, and other providers involved in the management of patients with PAH.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
Review the pathophysiology, classification, functional capacity classification, predictors of disease progression and clinical outcomes of PAH
Discuss the safety, tolerability, administration, and general use of existing and emerging therapeutics for the management of PAH
Identify strategies to optimize therapy and improve outcomes in patients with PAH
Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content; notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations; referral to National Faculty Initiative training; restriction of topic area or content; restriction to discussion of science only; amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique; use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations; independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation; moderator review; and peer review. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Sandra Lombardi, RN Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Nurse Coordinator University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
Sandra Lombardi has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Consultant: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Speakers Bureau: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Martha Kingman, FNP-C, DNP Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary Services, Heart and Lung Center University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, TX
Martha Kingman has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Consultant: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Gilead, United Therapeutics Speakers Bureau: Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Gilead, United Therapeutics
Accredited Provider Disclosure
STAFF/REVIEWERS Christopher J. Drury, MA, MA, Medical Writer/Interviewer, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-C, Nurse Planner, discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
CE for Nurses
AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 1.0 Contact Hours.
CE for Nurse Practitioners
AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number: 030803.
This program is accredited for 1.0 contact hour(s) which includes 1.0 hour(s) of pharmacology. Program ID #21714.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity will include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. You must participate in the entire activity to receive credit. IfYour online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.
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