The webcast investigates optimal clinical decision strategies to reduce the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and improve the quality of patient care. The activity features expert presentations, complemented with a panel discussion, which analyzes clinical trial and prospective registry results, and explores the application of data into the real world setting for directing evidence-based management approaches, including the role of the wearable defibrillator.
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.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from ZOLL
MediaSphere Medical, LLC and Cine-Med
Faculty & Featured Physicians
Ilan Goldenberg, MD
James Januzzi, Jr., MD
Valentina Kutyifa, MD, PhD
CME Released: 6/8/2015; Valid for credit through 6/8/2016
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.
This activity is designed to address the following ABMS/IOM competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, and Practice-Based Learning.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate results from the prospective registry of patients using the wearable defibrillator (WEARIT-II Registry).
- Review risk of SCD among ischemic and non-ischemic patients.
- Discuss the need for improved selection of patients for primary ICD therapy.
- Assess the use of a risk assessment tool to identify patients at higher risk for SCD who need subsequent ICD implantation.
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. Ilan Goldenberg reports that he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity to disclose
Dr. James Januzzi reports that he has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity to disclose.
Dr. Valentina Kutyifa reports receiving research grants from ZOLL and Boston Scientific.
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*:
- Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
- Review the educational presentations
- 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
- 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.
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