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Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: An Update on Antithrombotic Therapy

Improving Outcomes in Patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes: An Update on Antithrombotic Therapy

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

February 1, 2013

Expires

February 1, 2014

Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / CE for Pharmacists
1.00 / CE for Nurse

Accredited Provider

Joint-sponsored by The Foundation for Care Management and CME-University.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC.

Program Description

This program will review the current data on the use of antiplatelet agents in the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), discuss the current guideline and emerging strategies for the use of adjunctive therapies in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and apply strategies to improve outcomes and develop optimal discharge plans/protocols utilizing antiplatelet agents in patients with ACS.

Intended Audience

This course is open to all healthcare providers and is targeted to primary care providers - Physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs, and Pharmacists.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Review the current data on the use of antiplatelet agents in the management of patients with Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS)
  • Discuss the current guideline and emerging strategies for the use of adjunctive therapies in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)
  • Apply strategies to improve outcomes and develop optimal discharge plans/protocols utilizing antiplatelet agents in patients with ACS

Accreditor Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of Foundation for Care Management (FCM) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may bementioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by FCM prior to accreditation of the activity. FCM planners and reviewers, outside of those listed, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Chief of Cardiology, VA Boston Healthcare System
Director, Integrated Interventional Cardiovascular Program,
Brigham and Women's Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System
Senior Investigator, TIMI Study Group

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC disclosures:

Advisory Board: Medscape Cardiology

Board of Directors: Boston VA Research Institute, Society of Chest Pain Centers

Chair: American Heart Association Get With The Guidelines Science Subcommittee

Honoraria: American College of Cardiology (Editor, Clinical Trials, Cardiosource), Duke Clinical Research Institute (clinical trial steering committees), Slack Publications (Chief Medical Editor, Cardiology Today Intervention), WebMD (CME steering committees)

Other: Senior Associate Editor, Journal of Invasive Cardiology;

Research Grants: Amarin, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eisai, Ethicon, Medtronic, Sanofi Aventis, The Medicines Company; Unfunded Research: FlowCo, PLx Pharma, Takeda.

Accreditor Disclosures

FCM’s Planning Committee:
George Gey, MD, Allen Montgomery, RPh, Jeanette M. Dunn, EdD, RN,
and Carole Mutzebaugh, EdD, NP, have no significant financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.

Medium

Internet

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

The Foundation for Care Management (FCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.

Designation Statement

FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Program #0347-0000-13-002-L01-P.
*This CE activity is knowledge-based (K). Objectives 1, 3, and 4 are appropriate for Pharmacists.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

The Foundation for Care Management is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Investigational Product

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

Method of Participation:
To receive continuing education credit, participants should review all program materials in their entirety, complete and submit the online post-test and evaluation, and score at least 70% on the post-test. A statement of credit will be available for printing upon successful completion.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation for this activity, please contact jdunn@fcmcme.org.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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