Collaborative Care Strategies for Reducing Hospital Readmissions in Patients with Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction

Tune into this CME Outfitters Snack featuring expert faculty presenting the rationale and evidence for the most up-to-date treatment and monitoring strategies for their patients with heart failure to improve quality of life and collaborative care strategies to decrease hospital readmissions.

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Friday, March 2, 2018

Faculty

 

Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP
Medical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Director, Advanced Lung Disease Program
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University, Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA

 

A. Whitney Brown, MD A. Whitney Brown, MD
Director of Clinical Operations
Inova Advanced Lung Disease & Transplant Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University
Inova Fairfax Campus
Falls Church, VA

 

Jonathan H. Chung, MD Jonathan H. Chung, MD
Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Section Chief, Thoracic Radiology
Director of Thoracic Quality Assurance
The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

 

Statement of Need

Although the most common of the restrictive lung diseases, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a rare but deadly disease, affecting an estimated 6.8 to 42.7 per 100,000 people, with higher rates in those older than 65 years, and resulting in approximately 40,000 deaths annually in the United States.1

Education to community pulmonologists, radiologists, and primary care physicians, as well as the multidisciplinary team is important to increase knowledge related to recognition and diagnosis. Clinicians need to be aware of when to refer patients with potential IPF to specialty centers with pulmonologists, radiologists, and pathologists specialized in interstitial lung disease (ILD). All providers in the multidisciplinary and multispecialty treatment team need education related to recent ATS/ERS/JRS/ALAT guidelines and mechanisms of action for the approved treatments for IPF.

On January 18, 2017, a CME Outfitters Live and On Demand featured a discussion of baseline data of self-reported gaps in care and skills in recognition, referral, and treatment of IPF. To meet the learning preferences of busy clinicians, the activity has been divided into three short modules.

Module 1: Working Together to Diagnose IPF: Identifying the Signs and Symptoms Click here to access this activity

Module 2: Title-Working Together to Diagnose IPF: A Multidisciplinary Approach Click here to begin this activty now 

Module 3: Title-Selecting Appropriate Treatment for Patients With IPF: Applying Guidelines and Clinical Evidence Click here to access this activity 

Each module is certified for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. We encourage participants to complete all three modules to optimize the learning experience and to gain valuable insights for treating their patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Reference:
Raghu G, Chen SY, Yeh WS, et al. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in US Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 years and older: incidence, prevalence, and survival, 2001-11. Lancet Respir Med. 2014;2(7):566-572.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the red flags that would trigger an expeditious referral of a patient with dyspnea to a multidisciplinary team.

Financial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

Target Audience

Pulmonologists, radiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare providers interested in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMthrough the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
ACPECME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-17-009-H01-P

Type: knowledge-based

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

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Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

A. Whitney Brown, MD has no disclosures to report.

Jonathan H. Chung, MD has no disclosures to report.

Steven D. Nathan, MD, FCCP has disclosed that he receives research support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche. He is a member of the speakers bureau for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche. He is a consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Genentech, Inc./Roche.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC staff: Nothing to Disclose

Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Kimberley Murray, RN, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Daniela V. DiBiase, MS (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Unlabeled Use Disclosure

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.

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