Cardiac Rhythm Management
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Activity Description

This activity features expert presentations and a panel discussion, which evaluates the utilization of a remote patient data management network within the clinical setting, and assesses core features that enables the effective and efficient monitoring of patients, which support optimal clinical decision making strategies. The experts will also evaluate the clinical implementation of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), based upon clinical guidelines and outcomes data from the WEARIT-II registry.

The presentation format consists of synched audio and HD video, along with the presenter’s slides, and features an expert panel discussion session.

Cardiac Rhythm Management

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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.

Zoll ACC16 Niraj Varma Pres

The Role of Remote Patient Data Management: An Electrophysiology Perspective

Niraj Varma, MA, MD, PhD, FRCP

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Zoll ACC16 Craig Delaughter Pres

Clinical Implementation of the Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator after WEARIT-II

Craig Delaughter, MD, PhD, FACC

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Zoll ACC16 Barry Greenberg Pres

The Role of Remote Patient Data Management: A Heart Failure Perspective

Barry Greenberg, MD

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Zoll Acc 2016 Panel

Panel Discussion

Panel: Niraj Varma, MA, MD, PhD, FRCP, Craig Delaughter, MD, PhD, FACC, Barry Greenberg, MD

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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

Zoll ACC16 Craig Delaughter Port

Craig Delaughter, MD, PhD, FACC
Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital
Fort Worth, TX

Zoll ACC16 Barry Greenberg Port

Barry Greenberg, MD  
Distinguished Professor of Medicine
Director, Advanced Heart Failure Treatment Program
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Zoll ACC16 Niraj Varma Port

Niraj Varma, MA, MD, PhD, FRCP
Cardiac Pacing & Electrophysiology Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

 

CME Information

CME Released: 4/24/2016; Valid for credit through 4/24/2017

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 with complex cardiac arrhythmias and 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 the clinical implementation of the Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator based upon outcomes data from the WEARIT-II registry.
  • Review the utilization and role of a remote patient data management network in a clinical setting, and assess core features.
  • Examine the potential of remote patient management to impact patient care.

Accreditation Statement

This enduring 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 Summary

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.

Dr. Delaughter discloses he is on the speakers’ bureau for ZOLL, Medtronic, Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical. He has also disclosed that he has received research grants from Boston Scientific and St. Jude Medical.

Dr. Greenberg discloses he is a speaker for ZOLL.

Dr. Varma discloses he is an investigator for BIOTRONIK and Medtronic, a speaker for BIOTRONIK and ZOLL as well as a consultant for Medtronic.

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.

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  • Occasionally other additional software may be required such as PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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CME/CE Test

CME/CE Test
  1. Advancing the Standard of Care: Remote Patient Management with the Wearable Cardioverter
  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. Zishiri, et al, concluded that use of the wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) was associated with a reduction in mortality for which of the following scenarios?
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  14. 2. In the WEARIT-II registry, what percentage of WCD patients were able to successfully avoid ICD implantation due to recovery of their LVEF?
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  16. 3. In the WEARIT-II registry how many mortality events were attributable to WCD failure to detect or failure to treat VT or VF?
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  18. 4. Most patients leave the hospital fully decongested after being admitted for an acute heart failure episode?
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  20. 5. Which statement is correct surrounding acute heart failure hospitalization?
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  22. 6. Which statement is correct surrounding detecting the onset of congestion?
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  24. 7. The WCD can be used to detect and trend which of the following:
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  26. Although optional, we respectfully request that you complete the activity evaluation form, since your feedback assists in the development of future educational activities.

  27. Background

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


  28. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter prior to the webcast as:
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  29. I would consider my level of expertise in the subject matter after the activity
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  30. Considering my experience and background, the material presented was:
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  31. Extent to which activity met the identified objectives
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  32. Evaluate the clinical implementation of the Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator based upon outcomes data from the WEARIT-II registry.
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  33. Review the utilization and role of a remote patient data management network in a clinical setting, and assess core features.
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  34. Examine the potential of remote patient management to impact patient care.
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  36. Information Presented
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  37. Reinforced my current practice/treatment habits:
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  38. Will improve my practice/patient outcomes:
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  39. Enhanced my current knowledge base:
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  41. Information gained from this conference will result in making a change in your practice:
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  43. Addressed a professional practice gap:
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  44. Was free of commercial bias/influence:
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  45. 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