1.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM 1.25 / CNE Contact Hours
Provided by the American College of Cardiology Foundation in collaboration with Haymarket Medical Education
Supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Shared accountability in the care of patients with chronic heart failure acknowledges that effective care depends on the collective efforts of an array of stakeholders, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, case managers, social workers, and of course the patients themselves. Collaboration and communication among these stakeholders can be essential tools in navigating transitions of care, tackling readmission rates, and generally optimizing patient engagement, quality of life, and outcomes. In this enduring myCME Town Wall®, a multifaceted faculty panel addresses the whys and hows of shared accountability that engages patients as well as healthcare professionals.
This activity is intended for cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other clinicians who manage patients with chronic heart failure
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Identify the components of shared accountability in heart failure care
Define the characteristics of a high-functioning care coordination team in navigating care transitions and reducing readmission rates
Reframe treatment-plan conversations to include shared decision-making and to promote greater patient engagement in care
Accredited Provider Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Statement and Disclosure Policy
As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) must ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its directly provided or jointly provided/co-provided educational activities. Planners, presenters, and other contributors in a position to control the content are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships he/she and/or his/her spouse or domestic partner may have, occurring within the past 12 months, with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. When an unlabeled use of a commercial product or an investigational use not yet approved for any purpose is discussed during an educational activity, the contributor should disclose that the product is not labeled for the use under discussion or that the product is still investigational.
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MODERATOR Paul Doghramji, MD Senior Family Physician, Collegeville Family Practice Medical Director, Health Services Ursinus College Collegeville, PA
Dr. Doghramji has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
FACULTY PRESENTERS Javed Butler, MD, MPH, MBA – Co-Chair Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine University of Mississippi Medical Center Jackson, MS
Dr. Butler has received consultant fees/honoraria from Adrenomed AG, Array Biopharma, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Bayer, Berlin Cures GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., CardioCell, CVRx, Innolife Co. Ltd., Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Lantheus Medical Imaging, LivaNova PLC, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [now American Regent, Inc.], Medtronic, Merck & Co., Inc., Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Relypsa Inc., Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, scPharmaceuticals, and Vifor Pharma. Has served on the Data Safety Monitoring Board for Amgen and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and the speakers’ bureaus for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Other: G3 Pharmaceuticals and Medscape.
Leslie L. Davis, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAANP, FPCNA, FAHA – Co-Chair Associate Professor School of Nursing University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Davis has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Shashank Desai, MD, MBA Director, Ambulatory Services Medical Director, Heart Failure/Transplant Program Inova Heart & Vascular Institute Falls Church, VA
Dr. Desai has received consultant fees/honoraria from Abbott and Abiomed.
Mark E. Dunlap, MD Director, Heart Failure Program MetroHealth System Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH
Dr. Dunlap has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Kimberly McCourt, APN-C,CHFN Nurse Practitioner and Accreditation Coordinator Heart Failure Center Hackensack Meridian Health Jersey Shore University Medical Center Neptune, NJ
Ms. McCourt has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Colleen K. McIlvennan, DNP, ANP Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology Lead Nurse Practitioner, Section of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation University of Colorado Aurora, CO
Dr. McIlvennan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
J. Herbert Patterson, PharmD, FCCP, FHFSA Professor of Pharmacy and Interim Chair Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics Research Professor of Medicine UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Patterson has received consultant fees from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and research grants from Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
CME/CNE Reviewers Ellen L. Cohen, Cert.Ed., Dip.Ed., CHCP CME Director Director, Learning Innovation Science, Education, Quality & Publications American College of Cardiology Washington, DC
Ms. Cohen has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Lead Nurse Planner Christine Keenan, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHSE Educational Planner Learning Innovation Architect American College of Cardiology Washington, DC
Ms. Keenan has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosures
ACCF staff involved with this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and content review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME.
CNE Contact Hour(s)
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The ACCF designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 continuing nursing education contact hours.
While offering credits noted above, the module is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient’s medical condition.
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is not responsible for statements made by any contributor. Statements or opinions expressed in this program reflect the views of the contributors and do not reflect the official policy of the ACCF.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity 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 post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCMETM within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.
If you have an American College of Cardiology (ACC) account, you can choose to have your credit information sent to your ACC transcript upon completion of the course. You will be prompted to log in to your ACC account, which will automatically trigger your credit submission. If you do not have an ACC account, you will have the opportunity to create one.
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Promotes improvements or quality in healthcare
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