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What To Do When The RVSP Is High? An Overview Of Pulmonary Hypertension

What To Do When The RVSP Is High? An Overview Of Pulmonary Hypertension

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.25 hours

Released

October 15, 2018

Expires

October 15, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.25 / ANCC Contact Hour
1.25 / AANP Contact Hour (0.50 pharmacology credit)

Accredited Provider

This activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation, Inc.

Commercial Supporter

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Program Description

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) are key contributors to cardiovascular morbidity and early mortality, however, reports are lacking regarding the epidemiology of PH in at-risk populations. Epidemiological reports indicate that compared to other populations, the US military veteran patient population has an increased prevalence of PH associated primary lung and cardiovascular disease. In addition, a study conducted by the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 2005 to 2006 quantified a tangible and quantifiable capability gap contributing to the delay of appropriate healthcare to the nation’s service members, veterans, and their families by our commercial healthcare system and its providers.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the pathophysiology of pulmonary hypertension (PH) vs. pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)
  • Discuss the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in the Veteran and general population
  • Identify the mechanism of action and pathways of therapeutics used in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Apply current recommendations and clinical strategies for the selection of initial therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension

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.

Faculty

Rahul G. Argula, MBBS, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
MUSC Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care
Allergy and Sleep Medicine
Charleston, SC

Dr. Argula has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Consultant: Actelion Inc., Gilead Inc.
Contracted Research: REATA pharmaceuticals, site investigator in PHASE III clinical trial

Accredited Provider Disclosure

STAFF and REVIEWERS
Evelyn Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, DABDA
, discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Trish Brignoni, Director of Operations, discloses no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

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.

Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation, Inc. and AKH Inc., planners and reviewers have disclosed no financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.

Credit

1.25

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation, Inc. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.25

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

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.

Designation Statement

This activity is awarded 1.25 Contact Hours.

Credit

1.25

Type

CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Warrior Centric Healthcare Foundation, Inc. The 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.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hour(s) which includes 0.50 hour(s) of pharmacology. Activity ID # 218169

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may 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.

Disclaimer

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.

Instructions

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. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact AKH at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

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