Heart Failure and the Role of Palliative Care
Release Date: 3/21/2018 Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Credit Type: CME, CNE and CPE Number of Credits: 1.00
Speaker: Keith M. Swetz, MD, MA; Birmingham VA Medical Center
Medical Director of Safe Harbor Palliative Care Unit
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Alabama
Within the past twelve months, I have had the following financial relationships:
* I have no financial relationships to disclose
* I will not be discussing the off-label or investigational use of products
Independent Content Reviewer(s): Have no financial relationships to disclose
Shawn Morehead, MD and David DeAtkine, Jr., MD Ascension CE Committee Co-Chair
Linda Adams, RPH, Lead Pharmacy Planner
Debbie Whisenhunt, Quality
Chris Moore, RN, MSN, MBA, Chief Nursing Officer & Lead Nurse Planner
Julie Wheeler, M.D.
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Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
Recognize the role of palliative care in advanced cardiac diseases, and identify opportunities for palliative care to engage teams in key transition points
Describe a communication framework aimed at engaging patients/families focusing on transitions
Describe the various post hospital options to support patients and families
Commercial Support: No commercial support was accepted for this activity
Physicians: St. Vincent’s Health System is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The St. Vincent’s Health System designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse: Ascension Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider Number: P0340. This activity is approved for 1.0 Contact Hours continuing education.
Pharmacy Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians: The St. Vincent’s Health system is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Completion of this knowledge-based activity provides for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit.
This activity is designed for physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Gap in Knowledge:
Lack of knowledge about the problem(s)
Lack strategies to apply knowledge to practice (competence)
Case-based, recorded activity including assessment questions
Statement of Educational Method:
The educational information is presented in one written module consisting with a post-test. Please review and reflect on the Power Point presentation and the written test. After studying the material, please complete the course posttest and the evaluation.
Statement of Evaluation Instrument: The activity post- test and evaluation instrument are required for credit. Learners must earn an 75% correct rate on the post-test to receive credit.
Method of Participation - This activity is in HTML formats. To receive a maximum of 1.0 Credit(s) you should:
View the materials in this enduring material.
Complete the posttest (you must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly).
Complete and submit the CME/CE registration and evaluation forms.
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials, is 1.0 hour(s).
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Medium Used: The educational information is presented in an electronic format. .
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