Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The webcast reviews the basic mechanisms of AF, limitations of existing therapy, optimal diagnosis and technological advancements for AF management, and the value of interdisciplinary collaboration for the achievement of optimal outcomes in AF management.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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Webcast

Click on the session title listed below to view each presentation.

For those wishing to obtain your continuing medical education certification, access Earn CME Credit Tab at the conclusion of the webcast; select the appropriate answer to each posttest question, and successfully obtain the passing score as designated at the top of the test.

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A Basic Science Review on the Mechanisms of AF

Andy C. Kiser, MD

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Identifying AF and How to Determine Treatment Strategies

Kimberly Guise, MSN, ANP

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Advancements in Hybrid Ablation and LAA Closure Techniques and Technologies

J. Paul Mounsey, BM, Bch, PhD

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Panel Discussion: Improving Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Andy Kiser, MD, Kimberly Guise, MSN, ANP and J. Paul Mounsey, BM, Bch, PhD

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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported through an educational grant from AtriCure.

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Faculty

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Andy C. Kiser, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU
Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at The Brody School of Medicine
Greenville, NC

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J. Paul Mounsey, BM, BCh, PhD
Director of UNC Heart Rhythm Service
UNC Center for Heart and Vascular Care
Chapel Hill, NC

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Kimberly D. Guise, MSN, ANP
UNC Heart and Vascular
Division of Cardiac Electrophysiology
Chapel Hill, NC

 

CME Information

CME Released: 7/10/2017; Valid for credit through 7/10/2018

Target Audience

This activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and other physicians and associated professionals with an interest in managing patients with atrial fibrillation.

Activity Goal

This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review and recognize risk factors including patient characteristics for AF and morbidities associated with AF.
  • Examine proper determinants and steps for diagnosis of AF, and evaluate emerging treatment options.
  • Assess important processes to implement for the maintenance of successful multidisciplinary collaborative AF care.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint-providership of Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for Physicians and is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Ciné-Med designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 Credit(s).
Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ciné-Med designates this activity for 1.5 Contact Hour for Nurses.

Disclosure

MediaSphere Medical and Cine-Med adheres to accreditation requirements regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of the planning committee and faculty's commercial relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are required to openly disclose any limitations of data and/or any discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational uses of drugs or devices in their presentations. All Cine-Med and MediaSphere Medical employees and planners in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure Summary

Dr. Andy Kiser discloses that he serves as a consultant and speaker for AtriCure.                                                

Dr. J. Paul Mounsey discloses that he serves as a consultant and receives speakers’ honoraria from Medtronic, Inc., Boston Scientific, and Abbott. He also reports receiving speaker honoraria from AtriCure and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

Kimberly Guise does not have any disclosures at this time.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians and nurses should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or Contact Hours, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
  2. Review the educational presentations
  3. Select the appropriate answer to each posttest question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Provider Contact Information

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Hardware/Software Requirements:

  • A computer with an Internet connection.
  • Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser.
  • Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML5 capable browser may be required for video or audio playback.
  • Occasionally other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.

MediaSphere protects the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants, educational partners, and joint sponsors. MediaSphere and our joint sponsors will not release personally identifiable information to a third party without the individual’s consent, except such information as is required for reporting purposes to the appropriate accrediting agency. MediaSphere maintains physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to guard your nonpublic personal information.

Copyright © 2017 by MediaSphere Medical. All rights reserved. No part of this activity may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from MediaSphere Medical.

CME/CE Test

CME/CE Test
  1. The Role of the PA for Successfully Managing Atrial Fibrillation Patients
  2. Please enter your information, and complete the following CME post test and evaluation form. Upon successful completion, your submission will be reviewed and you will receive notification shortly regarding the status of your certificate. You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to earn credit for this activity.

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  12. 1. Which statement is accurate as concluded by Kimberly Guise within the presentation Identifying AF and How to Determine Treatment Strategies?
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  14. 2. Which statement is accurate regarding Rate Control vs Rhythm Control?
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  16. 3. Which statement is accurate as concluded by Dr. J. Paul Mounsey within the presentation Advancements in Hybrid Ablation and LAA Closure Techniques and Technologies?
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  18. 4. Autonomic and Micro-Reentrant mechanisms are possible triggers which induce atrial fibrillation.
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  20. 5. Macro-Reentrant rotors sustain atrial fibrillation?
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  22. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  23. Background

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  24. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  25. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  26. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  27. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
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  28. Review and recognize risk factors including patient characteristics for AF and morbidities associated with AF.
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  29. Examine proper determinants and steps for diagnosis of AF, and evaluate emerging treatment options.
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  30. Assess important processes to implement for the maintenance of successful multidisciplinary collaborative AF care.
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  31. Information Presented
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  32. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  33. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  34. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  35. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  36. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  37. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  38. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  39. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  40. What barriers do you anticipate in incorporating best practices learned in this activity into clinical activities or quality improvement initiatives at your institution?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management