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Community Practice Connections™: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Adult Patients—A Multidisciplinary Approach

Community Practice Connections™: Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Adult Patients—A Multidisciplinary Approach

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

June 29, 2018

Expires

June 29, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / CNE Contact Hour

Accredited Provider



Provided by Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Program Description

This Community Practice ConnectionTM focuses on multidisciplinary approaches for the prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized adult patients. VTE, which can take the form of deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism, affects approximately 900,000 Americans each year and leads to death in approximately 100,000 Americans annually. In addition to the morbidity and mortality, VTE is associated with substantial health care costs. Under-prescribing for VTE prophylaxis may exacerbate the issue. Keeping health care providers apprised of current guidelines and therapies for VTE prophylaxis can improve patient outcomes.

Table of Contents

Section I: Standards of Practice and Pathophysiology of VTE
Video commentary by Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC

Section II: Pharmacological Agents in VTE Prophylaxis and Role of Multidisciplinary Efforts
Video commentary by Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc

Intended Audience

This educational activity is intended for cardiologists, hematologists, hospitalists, residents, surgeons, anesthesiologists, and other hospital-based providers who care for patients with VTE.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, clinicians should be better able to:
  • Explain the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to VTE prophylaxis
  • Identify the pathophysiological processes that underlie VTE
  • Determine appropriate pharmacotherapy for VTE prophylaxis based on patient characteristics and drug properties

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

As a sponsor accredited by the ACCME, it is the policy of PER® to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its CME activities. In compliance with ACCME guidelines, PER® requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of a CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that creates a COI.

Additionally, PER® is required by ACCME to resolve all COI. PER® has identified and resolved all COI prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty and Program Participants

Geoffrey Barnes, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Frankel Cardiovascular Center
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Barnes discloses the following:
Grants/Research Support: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, NHLBI, Pfizer
Consultant/Speakers Bureau: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Pfizer, Portola

Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC
Executive Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Dr. Bhatt discloses the following:
Grants/Research Support: Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chiesi, Eisai, Ethicon, Forest Laboratories, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Ischemix, Lilly, Medtronic, Pfizer, Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, The Medicines Company

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN).

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.00 Contact Hour.

Designation Statement

Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.00 Contact Hour.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only, and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.

Instructions

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-assessment questions, view the activity in its entirety, and complete the post-test and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. You will receive a digital copy of your credit certificates at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact ceinfo@permedical.com.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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