Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

This educational webcast features leading Physician Assistants who explore various facets of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) management, including symptoms and associated risks, prevalence of preoperative AF in surgical patients, and the role of the Physician Assistant in identifying patients who may be candidates for surgical treatment. Additionally, STS Guidelines for the surgical treatment of AF are reviewed, as are the basic components necessary to develop a successful AF program.

The webcast is comprised of proceedings from an accredited satellite symposium held during the 37th Annual Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Meeting.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

Access Presentation

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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Perspectives from a PA on Surgical AF Management: Identifying, Treating, and Program Development
Joseph Deily, PA-C

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Moderated Panel Discussion
Panelists: Joseph Deily, PA-C and Seren Wallen, PA- C

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Cardiac Rhythm Management

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AtriCure

Joint-Providers

MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Ciné-Med

 

Faculty

Faculty

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Joseph Deily, PA-C
Shipley Cardiothoracic Center 
Fort Myers, FL

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Seren Wallen, PA- C
BayCare Medical Group
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Tampa
Tampa, FL

 

CME Information

CME Released: 4/30/2018; Valid for credit through 4/30/2019

Target Audience

This enduring activity has been developed to meet the educational needs of Physician Assistants 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:

  • Discuss the symptoms related to AF and associated risks for patients in AF.
  • Determine the prevalence of preoperative AF in cardiac surgical patients.
  • Review the STS guidelines for the surgical treatment of AF.
  • Discuss the role of a Physician Assistant in identifying patients who may be candidates for surgical treatment of AF.
  • Assess the basic components necessary to develop a successful AF program.

Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Ciné-Med and MediaSphere Medical. Ciné-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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

This activity provides 1 contact hours for nurses.

Disclosure

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-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 Ciné-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

Joseph Deily discloses that he is a consultant for Maquet Corporation.

Seren Wallen does not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 © 2018 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.

Non Endorsement Statement

MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med verifies that sound education principles have been demonstrated in the development of this educational offering as evidenced by the review of its objectives, teaching plan, faculty, and activity evaluation process.  MediaSphere Medical and Ciné-Med does not endorse or support the actual opinions or material content as presented by the speaker(s) and/or sponsoring organization.

 

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.

  3. First Name: *  
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  12. 1. Which statement is accurate regarding Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms?
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  14. 2. The proven benefits of Afib Surgical ablation includes a reduction of symptoms and an improvement in quality of life.
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  16. 3. Which statement is accurate as it pertains to associated risk of AF?
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  18. 4. Paroxysmal AF terminates spontaneously or with intervention within 7 days of onsite, while Persistent AF is continuous, sustained AF for greater than 7 days.
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  20. 5. According to the STS Guidelines, “Surgical ablation for Afib can be performed without additional risk of operative mortality of major morbidity, and is recommended at the time of concomitant mitral operations to restore Sinus rhythm”
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  22. 6. Which statement is accurate surrounding the role of the Surgical PA preoperatively?
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  24. 7. According to the STS Guidelines, “In the treatment of Afib, multi-disciplinary heart team assessment, treatment planning, and long-terms follow-up can be useful and beneficial to optimize patient outcomes”
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  26. 8. Which statement is accurate surrounding the role of the Surgical PA postoperatively?
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  28. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  29. Background

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


  30. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  31. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  32. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  33. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
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  34. Review the theoretical basis for targeting the posterior wall in NPAF patients.Discuss the symptoms related to AF and associated risks for patients in AF.
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  35. Determine the prevalence of preoperative AF in cardiac surgical patients.
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  36. Review the STS guidelines for the surgical treatment of AF.
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  37. Discuss the role of a Physician Assistant in identifying patients who may be candidates for surgical treatment of AF.
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  38. Assess the basic components necessary to develop a successful AF program.
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  39. Information Presented
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  40. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  41. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  42. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  43. Provided new ideas or information that I expect to use:
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  44. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  45. Future activities on this subject matter is important to my practice:
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  46. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  47. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  48. 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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  49. What mechanisms can you identify to overcome these barriers?
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Cardiac Rhythm Management