Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is one of five subtypes of pulmonary hypertension (PH), a progressive disease that has poor five-year survival rates. Because PAH is rare and produces symptoms similar to those of other heart and lung conditions, it is often overlooked in the differential diagnosis. Further, when PAH is considered, clinicians often fail to conduct all necessary tests such as right heart catheterization, which is crucial to an accurate diagnosis; hence, diagnosis might be delayed for three or four years. To improve diagnosis and outcomes for patients with PAH, Rockpointe and the Potomac Center for Medical Education now offer this CME/MOC-eligible on-demand webcourse.
Upon diagnosis, determination of risk is key to selecting the appropriate therapy for patients with PAH. Evidence-based guidance for establishing level of risk has been published, and clinicians have several classes of agents to choose from when developing a management strategy for PAH. The patient’s experience and treatment goals should also be considered, after which clinician and patient can work together to create an individualized plan. Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Best Practice for Diagnosis and Management is an hour-long program geared toward cardiologists, the clinicians responsible for management of patients with PAH. Participants will receive up-to-date information about diagnostic criteria and evidence-based management of patients with PAH, and will learn how to effectively incorporate the patient perspective.
This free educational initiative is designed to address ACGME and NAM competencies, including delivering patient-centered care and practicing evidence-based medicine.
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 Potomac Center for Medical Education (PCME) and Rockpointe. PCME, which is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians, designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables participants to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
There is no fee for this activity, which is conducted in collaboration with Mended Hearts and is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 75% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.
Through effective continuing medical education, Rockpointe strives to improve and advance the quality of patient care. Its educational programs have been at the forefront of new issues in healthcare, such as managing challenges posed by COVID-19, addressing racial disparities in care, and combating the nation’s opioid crisis.
As part of its commitment to quality, Rockpointe works to inform the continuing-education community of significant quality-improvement issues through news and analysis on Policy and Medicine. In addition, its popular Medical Education Exchange (MEDX) CME regional meetings include sessions on the basics of quality improvement and alternative payment models, as well as relevant and scientifically accurate sessions on numerous disease states. All sessions include links back to associated National Quality Priorities to reinforce the bigger picture and the triple aim of: 1) improving health and 2) lowering cost to 3) better the patient experience. At Rockpointe, education equals quality.
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