Enduring Materials
Atrial Fibrillation - Enduring Materials
 
February 20, 2014 - December 1, 2019
Target Audience: Physicians Assistants, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Specialists
The evolving approach to the management of patients with newly diagnosed and chronic atrial fibrillation.
The current methods available to assess individual patient risk of developing thromboembolic complications of atrial fibrillation.
The indications for long term anticoagulation and the advantages and disadvantages of the different pharmacotherapeutic regimes available.
The indications and limitations of the nonpharmacologic approaches to restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm.
The indications for emerging technologies for the prevention of cardioembolic events.
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Caring for a Woman's Heart - Enduring Material
 
November 13, 2014 - December 1, 2019
Target Audience: Physicians Assistants, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Specialists
Based on current ACC/AHA appropriate use criteria for stress testing and imaging: - the pre-test CAD risk assessment for asymptomatic and symptomatic women - the appropriate use of CT calcium score
Based on current ACC/AHA appropriate use criteria for stress testing and imaging: - the appropriate use criteria for stress testing in women - various stress testing options for women
Use of the 2013 AHA/ACC Prevention Guidelines to assess a woman's cardiovascular risks.
The AHA/ACC recommendations on Diet, Lifestyle and Obesity.
The AHA/ACC Prevention Guidelines for treatment of cholesterol and will be able to compare these recommendations to those of other organizations i.e. NLA, WHO.
To determine the indications, alternatives and risk of coronary artery bypass grafting and the difference in outcomes between male and female patients.
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Heart Failure - Enduring Materials
 
May 1, 2014 - December 1, 2019
Target Audience: Physicians Assistants, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Specialists
The initial evaluation and management of patients with dyspnea and heart failure.
Understanding of volume assessment and management.
The rationale and methods to initiate neurohormonal blockade for patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
The rationale and indication for implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy in patients with heart failure.
Timing issues about appropriate use of ICD’s in heart failure patients.
The rationale and indication for cardiac resynchronization devices in patients with systolic heart failure.
Strategies for outpatient management of patients with chronic heart failure.
How to decrease the chances of hospitalization and how to coordinate care between various health care providers.
How to initiate discussions about end-of-life care.
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Peripheral Vascular Disease - Enduring Materials
 
September 25, 2014 - December 1, 2019
Target Audience: Physicians Assistants, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Specialists
Assessment and management of the patient with carotid artery disease.
Natural history, evaluation and management options of the patient with an abdominal aortic aneurysm
Current approach to critical limb ischemia.
Evaluation and management of chronic venous disease.
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Pulmonology - Enduring Material
 
May 8, 2015 - December 1, 2019
Target Audience: Physicians Assistants, Clinical Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Specialists
The treatment goals and therapeutic options available in patients with severe Pulmonary Hypertension.
The evaluation of the patient with a new finding of a pleural effusion.
The management of patients with initial and recurrent pleural effusions.
The definition and classification of Interstitial Lung Disease.
The evaluation and treatment options in patients with Interstitial Lung Disease.
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