This continuing medical education/continuing education (CME/CE) activity, Implementation of standardized protocols, the second in a 3-part series, Taking the Pulse of Neonatal Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease, is directed to physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants and designed to take the learner from a comprehensive understanding of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD), the imperatives of appropriate neonatal screening for CCHD and implementation of standardized protocols nationwide, to discussion of the continuum of care from assessment and diagnosis to management decisions and follow-up post-discharge.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in family practice, pediatrics, obstetrics, neonatology, and cardiology specialties.
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Analyze American Academy of Pediatrics, American Heart Association, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services criteria for CCHD screening in newborns.
- Assess recent clinical trials when considering pulse-oximetry screening for CCHD in newborns.
- Evaluate the role of the primary care provider in employing pulse-oximetry screening for CCHD in newborns.
CE for Nurses
Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours of credit. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Medical Education Resources (MER) and Haymarket Medical Education (HME). MER is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MER designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Gerard R. Martin, MD
Co-Director, Children’s National Heart Institute
Children’s National Medical Center
Professor of Pediatrics
George Washington University
Alex R. Kemper, MD, MPH, MS
Department of Pediatrics
Community and Family Medicine
Duke University School of Medicine
Elizabeth A. Bradshaw, MSN, RN, CPN
Coordinator for the Congenital Heart Disease Screening Program
Children’s National Medical Center
MER ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.
It is the policy of Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All faculty participating in our programs are expected to disclose any relationships they may have with commercial companies whose products or services may be mentioned so that the participants may evaluate the objectivity of the presentations. In addition, any discussion of off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices will be disclosed by faculty.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this CME/CE activity:
Gerard R. Martin, MD, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Alex Kemper, MD, MPH, MS, has no financial relationships to disclose.
Elizabeth A. Bradshaw, MSN, RN, CPN, has no financial relationship to disclose.
Joe Kopcha, Marina Galanakis, Nick Zittell, Susan Basilico, and Anne Jacobson of HME, have no financial relationships to disclose.
Julie Johnson, PharmD, of Medical Education Resources has no financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of approved and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. MER, NPACE, Covidien and HME do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education, Haymarket Medical Education and/or Covidien. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in the presentations. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of MER, NPACE, HME and/or Covidien. Before prescribing any medicine, primary 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 contraindication on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorizes. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
This program is jointly sponsored by Medical Education Resources (MER), Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) and Haymarket Medical Education (HME).
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This program is supported by an educational grant from Covidien.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This CME/CE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.
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