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InPHOCUS Pulmonary Hypertension Self-Study Module

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This free e-learning module Improving Pulmonary Hypertension Outcomes, Classification, and Utilization of novel Strategies (InPHOCUS) focuses on enhancing cross-disciplinary collaboration among physicians to address clinical-practice gaps and barriers for effective pulmonary hypertension (PH) diagnosis, personalized assessment, and treatment with a focus on PAH and CTEPH. Complete the module, which includes seven scholarly articles, a pretest, and a posttest for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 2.5 MOC points. 

Modules and Videos Include:

  • Exercise Intolerance in an Athlete: Importance of a thorough work-up
    Presented by Deborah Jo Levine, MD, FCCP and Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FCCP
  • PH/Murmur/Fatigue: What is the cause of this patient's PH?
    Presented by Deborah Jo Levine, MD, FCCP and Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FCCP
  • Evaluation of CTEPH
    Presented by Kim M. Kerr, MD, FCCP
  • Evaluation of surgical candidacy in CTEPH
    Presented by Nick H. Kim, MD

Course Objectives

  • Identify key indicators that support both the definitive PH diagnosis as well as the definitive diagnosis of PAH.
  • Outline special clinical considerations of patients who affect how treatment is selected and monitored.
  • Describe treatment options for patients with PAH based on their risk assessment.
  • Describe evaluation strategies for diagnosing CTEPH.
  • Summarize criteria for surgical candidacy in CTEPH.

This module includes 1-year access e-learning module. Access to the course and CME/MOC claiming will expire 1 year from the purchase date.

We gratefully acknowledge the following for their financial support of InPHOCUS Pulmonary Hypertension e-learning:

Bayer HealthCare

Item Number: 7209

Faculty

Deborah Jo Levine, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Director of Pulmonary
Hypertension Clinic
UT Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

Ronald J. Oudiz, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Division of Cardiology
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, CA

Nick H. Kim, MD
Director, Pulmonary Vascular Medicine
Clinical Service Chief, Thornton PCCM
UCSD Medical Center
La Jolla, CA

Kim M. Kerr, MD, FCCP
Vice Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Jacobs Medical Center ICU
University of California, San Diego

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 enduring material for a maximum of 2.5 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 2.5 contact hours.
 
Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 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 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 2.5 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.
 
Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to [2.5] 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 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.
 
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