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Managing the Patient with PAH: A Customized Approach

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Review practical approaches to a number of common management challenges of PAH and areas of continued and ongoing research with this free e-learning module. Complete the module, which includes five video sessions, slides, a pretest, and a posttest to earn 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 2 MOC points.

Video presentations include:

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Basics
Presented by: Timothy Fernandes, MD, FCCP
Runtime: 26 minutes, 47 seconds

PAH With Failing Right Ventricle
Presented by: Ronald Oudiz, MD, FCCP
Runtime: 9 minutes, 5 seconds

Palliative Care and Nursing
Presented by: Sandra Lombardi, RN
Runtime: 6 minutes, 30 seconds

Pregnancy and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
Presented by: Lana Melendres-Groves, MD
Runtime: 14 minutes, 16 seconds

Surgical Considerations of the PAH Patients
Presented by: Talal Dahhan, MD, MS
Runtime: 20 minutes, 15 seconds

Course Objectives

  1. Update current understanding of PAH management and evaluation with recent evidence-based guidelines and emerging research.
  2. Discuss the application of these guidelines to the management of the patient with PAH who requires emergent or elective surgery.
  3. Apply the most current literature on PAH and treatment in women and pregnancy.
  4. Identify principles in the management of acute right-sided heart failure in the critically ill patient.
  5. Describe the role of palliative care in the patient with end-stage PAH.

This module includes 1-year access to the mp4 video files from this live session at CHEST 2016, including lecture and slide presentation. Note, files are not downloadable and must be played from a device with internet connection. Access to the course and CME/MOC claiming will expire 1 year from the purchase date.

Managing the Patient With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: A Customized Approach is supported in part by an educational grant from United Therapeutics Corporation; in part by an independent educational program from Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and in part by an independent educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.

Item Number: 7207.221

Faculty

Talal I. Dahhan, MD, MEd, FCCP
Clinician Educator
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Timothy Fernandes, MD, MPH, FCCP
Pulmonologist, Assistant Professor
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Sandra Lombardi, RN
Clinical Nurse
Department of Pulmonary
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, CA

Lana Melendres-Groves, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Ronald Oudiz, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Center
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Victor J. Test, MD, FCCP
Director, Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Hospital
Durham, NC

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 2.0 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 2.0 contact hours.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 2.0 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 2.0 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 course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record.

DISCLAIMER
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CHEST Learning Category(s)
Learning Category 1: Lecture-Based
Learning Category 2: Self-Directed

Maintenance of Licensure
Scope of Practice – Pulmonary Education

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