Unlocking Stroke Prevention in Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.20
    • UNTHSC: 1.00
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Apr 10, 2017
  • Expires: Apr 10, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)

Faculty

Paul S.  Bhella Paul S. Bhella, MD
Director, Cardiac Imaging, JPS Health Network;
Chair, Physician Board of Directors, Acclaim Physicians Group
Associate Professor (Adjunct), University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

Ashley D.  Gutierrez Ashley D. Gutierrez, PharmD
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacist, Non-Invasive Cardiology, JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas

Sandeep A.  Kamath Sandeep A. Kamath, MD
Director, CHF Program and Staff Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist, JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Join a nationally acclaimed cardiologist, Dr. Paul Bhella, as he leads a panel discussion that seeks to unlock the complexities of stroke prevention through traditional and novel oral anticoagulants and non-pharmacologic alternatives. 

Non‐valvular atrial fibrillation is a condition is experienced by millions of Americans.   However, fewer than half of patients diagnosed with the condition are on anticoagulation therapy to reduce the risk of stroke, and many misuse or disuse their medication, with life‐threatening consequences. 

Accompanying Dr. Bhella on the webinar presentation will be Ashley Gutierrez, PharmD and Sandeep Kamath, MD.

Target Audience

This activity was planned to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and pharmacists.

Objectives

  • Highlight the increased risk of strokes in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation 
  • Outline the benefits, risks and important considerations when selecting traditional and novel oral anticoagulants 
  • Discuss non-pharmacologic alternatives for reducing the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

 

Accreditation

CPE
ACPEThe University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0845-0000-17-027-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. UNTHSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 1.20 Contact Hours.

UNTHSC
The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 1B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Medical knowledge

IOM Competencies

  • Employ evidence-based practice

Faculty Disclosure

Paul Bhella, MD disclosed he is on the speakers's bureau for Lantheus Medical Imaging. This relationship has been reviewed and no conflict of interest was discovered.  Sandeep Kamath, MD has nothing to disclose. Ashley Gutierrez, PharmD has nothing to disclose. The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff have nothing to disclose.

Acknowledgement

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim.