CME

Release Date: June 19, 2014

Expiration Date: June 19, 2016

Statement of Need 


The online formative assessment aims to provide clinicians with current treatment guidelines and clinical data of available antiplatelet therapies so that patients experience the highest quality of life after treatment. Additionally, this activity will help increase clinician awareness with regard to the variability of response inherent with standard antiplatelet therapy. Strategies to prevent and/or manage associated complications and outcomes are highlighted.

 

Accreditation and Credit Designation 


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

Each module is approved for credit as outlined below:

Armamentarium of Antiplatelet Therapies Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Management Strategies Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disease Overview Module:
The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Method of Participation


This Formative Assessment includes three modules: Armamentarium of Antiplatelet Therapies, Management Strategies, and Disease Overview. Each module can be completed independently of the others, and credit awarded upon completion of EACH module. Steps for completion include:
  1. Pre-Assessment: complete a short series of questions, and see your performance (as a %) as well as how your peers performed on the same topic.
  2. Based on any areas noted for improvement, participate in external supplemental education.
  3. Post-Assessment: reassess your performance, and achieve 70% or greater to receive credit.
  4. Evaluation
Each module will take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete, and a certificate will be immediately available upon completion.

 

Target Audience


This educational activity is designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, emergency room physicians, hospitalists, and internists who manage patients with ACS.

 

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
  • Apply evidence-based therapeutic interventions to facilitate initial and long-term treatment of ACS patients
  • Evaluate strategies for balancing the clinical benefits and risks of available and emerging antiplatelet therapies to improve ACS management and outcomes
  • Discuss how variability of response to antiplatelet therapy can impact ACS management
  • Implement new clinical findings and recommendations in ACS management to individualize therapy and improve patient adherence to treatment

 

Disclaimer


The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial supporters. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publishers or grantors.
 
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essential Areas and Elements, Updated Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education (CME/CE) activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME/CE in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. 

 

System Requirements


To participate in this activity, you must have an active internet connection, 256 MB of RAM or higher, and Adobe Flash Player 8.0 (or higher). This activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 4.0 or higher or Firefox 3.0 or higher. Adobe Reader is required to print certificates.
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