This program is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals who care for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to CCO policy. CCO is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana
Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA, has disclosed that he has received consulting fees from Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Novartis, and Sanofi.
David S. Kountz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Nutley, New Jersey
David S. Kountz, MD, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
Laura Ross, PA-C, CLS
Clinical Lipid Specialist
Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center
St Louis Park, Minnesota
Laura Ross, PA-C, CLS, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.
In support of improving patient care, Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
CCO designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this activity is 1.0 contact hour, including 0.5 hour of pharmacology credit.
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until May 22, 2023. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from May 23, 2022, through May 22, 2023:
1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.
You must receive a test score of at least 65% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "CME/CE Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.
This program has been made available online.
The goal of this initiative is to improve the knowledge and competence of learners in recognizing health disparities and social determinants of health (SDOH) in CV disease and managing patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) affected by health disparities.