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Course Director

Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH
Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Accredited by

University of Florida College of Medicine

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME / CE / CPE
Credit Amount:1.0 Credits
Release Date:2018-May-16
Expiration Date:2019-May-15
Estimated Time for Completion:60 minutes
Registration Required:No
Cost:Free of Charge

Activity Description and Educational Objectives

In this activity, an expert in cardiology discusses best practices for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of atrial fibrillation to reduce thromboembolic risk.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the prevalence of undiagnosed atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients 65 years and older at risk for AF and stroke
  • Discuss the need for opportunistic and systematic screening for AF among individuals 65 years of age and older and at high risk for AF and stroke
  • Employ various screening methods routinely in clinical practice to ensure that patients at risk for AF and stroke are diagnosed
  • Apply guideline recommendations as well as safety, efficacy, and real-world data on non–vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for thromboembolic risk reduction in patients with AF

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of family medicine physicians, internal medicine physicians, cardiologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinicians involved in the recognition and treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation.

Nursing Education Purpose Statement

The purpose of this activity is to improve knowledge and competence of nurses concerning the treatment of atrial fibrillation.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit, participants must view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. A score of 80% or higher is needed to obtain CME credit and 70% or higher to obtain CE/CPE credit. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME/CE/CPE credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test and evaluation form.

Media: Enduring Material
Release and Expiration Dates: May 16, 2018 - May 15, 2019
Time to Complete: 60 minutes

Faculty & Disclosure / Conflict of Interest Policy

In accordance with ACCME requirements, the University of Florida College of Medicine has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.

Course Director

Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH
Investigator, TIMI Study Group
Associate Physician, Cardiovascular Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
Consultant for Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Grant/Research Support from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH, does not intend to discuss any non-FDA-approved or investigational use of any products/devices.

CME Reviewer

Ramil Goel, MD
Assistant Professor
Division of Cardiology
Department of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida

Ramil Goel, MD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Nurse Reviewer

Amita B. Patel, MSN, RN, AOCNP, NP-C
Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC
East Brunswick, New Jersey

Amita B. Patel, MSN, RN, AOCNP, NP-C, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

CPE Reviewer

Shelley Chun, PharmD
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc.
San Diego, California

Shelley Chun, PharmD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Medical Director

Chris Washburn, PhD
PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education

Chris Washburn, PhD, has no financial interests/relationships or affiliations in relation to this activity.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this CME/CE/CPE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. Recommendations for the use of particular therapeutic agents are based on the best available scientific evidence and current clinical guidelines. No bias towards or promotion for any agent discussed in this program should be inferred.

Providership, Credit & Support

Physicians
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 the University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education. The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
Medical Learning Institute, Inc.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15106, for 1.0 contact hour(s).

Pharmacists
ACPEThe Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Completion of this knowledge-based activity provides for 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0468-9999-18-008-H01-P.

Providership

This CME/CE/CPE activity is jointly provided by University of Florida College of Medicine and PVI, PeerView Institute for Medical Education; this activity is also co-provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

Collaboration Statement

This CME/CE/CPE activity has been developed in collaboration with the North American Thrombosis Forum.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The faculty of this educational activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. Faculty members have been advised to disclose to the audience any reference to an unlabeled or investigational use.

No endorsement of unapproved products or uses is made or implied by coverage of these products or uses in our reports. No responsibility is taken for errors or omissions in reports. For approved prescribing information, please consult the manufacturer’s product labeling.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of PeerView or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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