Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

The webcast investigates optimal tools and strategies for improving collaboration and clinical outcomes in the management of patients at risk for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD). The webcast features expert presentations complemented with a panel discussion that reviews at risk patients, and assesses evidence-based tools that establish risk. The multidisciplinary faculty, representing Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology, thoroughly examine advanced clinical protocols for managing various patient subsets at risk for SCD, and evaluate the role of the wearable defibrillator in achieving successful outcomes.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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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.

Webcast Agenda

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Zoll-15 Dr Morton Kern Pres

PCI Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death: Optimal Screening and the Management of Complex Patient Subsets

Morton Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC

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Zoll-15 Dr David Kandzari Pres

Post AMI Risk for Sudden Death Incidence, Predictors and Strategies to Reduce Risk

David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI

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Zoll-15 Dr Roosevelt Gilliam Pres

Clinical Decision Making Strategies for at Risk Patients and the Role of the Wearable Defibrillator: Perspectives from an Electrophysiologist

F. Roosevelt Gilliam III, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS

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Zoll-15 Panel Pres

Panel Discussion: Best Practices & Take-Home Lessons

Morton Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC
David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI F.
Roosevelt Gilliam III, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS


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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ZOLL

Sponsor

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med

 

Faculty

Faculty & Featured Physicians

Dr Morton Kern MD

Morton Kern, MD, MSCAI, FAHA, FACC
Chief of Medicine, LBVA
Professor of Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Orange, CA

Zoll-15 Dr David Kandzari MD

David E. Kandzari, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Chief Scientific Officer
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Piedmont Heart Institute
Atlanta, GA

Dr Roosevelt Gilliam MD

F. Roosevelt Gilliam III, MD, FACP, FACC, FHRS
Scott M. and Betsy B. Custer Distinguished Professor
UNC Center for Heart & Vascular Care
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

 

CME Information

CME Released: 4/8/2015; Valid for credit through 4/8/2016

Target Audience

This activity is intended to meet the educational needs of electrophysiologists, cardiologists, heart failure physicians, and other physicians and associated professionals with the clinical focus of managing patients at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death.

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:

  • Evaluate diagnostic tools and strategies to effectively identify patients at risk for SCD, including risk level.
  • Review optimal continuum of care and clinical decision making strategies once patients are identified at risk for SCD.
  • Examine the role of the Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (WCD) for the safe and effective management of at risk patients.

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 joint sponsorship 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 1AMA 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 Contact Hour for Nurses.

Faculty and Disclosures

It is the policy of MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med to ensure balance, independent objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its supported educational programs. All faculty members participating in educational activities are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflicts of interest held within the past 12 months.

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med implement a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to delivering the educational activity to learners. All MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med employees in control of content have indicated that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Roosevelt Gilliam reports receiving consulting fees and honorarium from Boston Scientific, and Zoll Corporation.

Dr. David Kandzari reports receiving research/ grant support, and consulting honoraria from Medtronic and Boston Scientific. He also reports receiving research/grant support from Biotronik and Thoratec.
Dr. Morton Kern reports serving as a speaker for Abiomed, Acist Medical, St. Jude Medical, and Volcano Therapeutics.

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 © 2015 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. Optimal Tools and Strategies to Improve Collaboration and Clinical Outcomes in the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

    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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  11. 1. The following statement is accurate concerning PCI Patients at Risk for Sudden Cardiac:
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  13. 2. In the opening case presentation from Dr. David Kandzari within the presentation, “Post AMI Risk for Sudden Death: Incidence, Predictors and Strategies to Reduce Risk” presentation, the following therapies are associated with improved outcome for the patient?
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  15. 3. The Study, Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Use in Patients Perceived to be at High Risk Early Post-MI, found the following results associated with improved survival rates in Post-PCI Low Ejection Fraction Patients employing Wearable Cardioverter- Defibrillator (WCD) use:
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  17. 4. Which of the following statement is true concerning the role of the WCD as part of the continuum of care strategy for patients at high risk of SCA?
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  19. 5. While not all Low EF patients may require a Wearable Cardiac Defibrillator, all patients should be screened for SCD risk as a core quality measure:
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  21. 6. The following statement concerning SCD Risk in Post-MI, Low EF Patients is accurate:
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  23. 7. The WCD is indicated for adult patients who are at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and are not candidates for or who refuse an implantable defibrillator.
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  25. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  26. Background

    Please rate each question using a scale of 1 to 5 (1 = Beginner, 5 = Advanced)


  27. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  28. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  29. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  30. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
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  31. Evaluate diagnostic tools and strategies to effectively identify patients at risk for SCD, including risk level.
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  32. Review optimal continuum of care and clinical decision making strategies once patients are identified at risk for SCD.
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  33. Examine the role of the Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (WCD) for the safe and effective management of at risk patients.
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  34. Information Presented
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  35. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  36. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  37. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  38. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  39. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  40. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  41. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  42. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  43. 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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  44. What mechanisms can you identify to overcome these barriers?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management