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Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing (CPET): Improving Patient Care Using Exercise Testing

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This self-directed e-learning course explores cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) through a slideshow. The complexity of the CPET test provides great value in assessing various organ systems, but interpreting test results can have a prolonged learning curve.

This module will:

  • Provide insight into test results
  • Highlight important physiologic concepts behind CPET
  • Provide an overview of the data behind the current uses of CPET

Complete this course to earn 1.5 CME credits and MOC points. Access to the course and CME/MOC claiming will expire one year from the purchase date.

Course Objectives

  • Identify important characteristics of heart disease shown in CPET test results.
  • Determine the best way to evaluate dyspnea using pulmonary function and CPET.
  • Review the contribution of physiologic testing to preoperative thoracic and upper abdominal surgery evaluation.

Item Number: 7207.11

William W. Stringer, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

Education Mission
To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.5 contact hours.

Respiratory Therapists
This program has been approved for 1.5 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 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 points.

Upon successful completion of this activity, CHEST will submit your information directly to ABIM, on your behalf.

Disclosure Statement
CHEST remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest. It is not the intent of CHEST to disqualify anyone from participating in this educational activity, but to resolve any conflicts of interest that may arise from financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Conflict of Interest Subcommittee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.

CHEST Learning Category(s)
Learning Category 2: Self-Directed

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