Primer on PAD; Promoting Vascular Health for Women and Men
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Women aims to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease for both women and men by educating providers about patients with PAD and cardiovascular disease. This continuing medical education (CME) project is an interactive provider education portfolio on PAD defining: • Those at risk of PAD or with established disease • Differences in epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes in PAD in women • Workup for PAD • Medical management in PAD • Treatment of symptomatic PAD and • Long-term follow-up for all patients with PAD The expected outcome of this educational tool is to build awareness of PAD, increase understanding of the long-term effects of PAD, and improve the quality of treatment in these patients.
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Primer on PAD; Promoting Vascular Health for Women and Men

 

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 80%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.

 

Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome, Windows 7 or above, Safari (Latest Version), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh, Mac OS 10.4

 

Cost to Attend
Members: free
Non-Members: $30.00

 

Target Audience
Physicians -
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners -
Cardiology

 

Description
“Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and Women” aims to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease for both women and men by educating providers about patients with PAD and cardiovascular disease.  This continuing medical education (CME) project is an interactive provider education portfolio on PAD defining:

  • Those at risk of PAD or with established disease
  • Differences in epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes in PAD in women
  • Workup for PAD
  • Medical management in PAD
  • Treatment of symptomatic PAD and
  • Long-term follow-up for all patients with PAD

The expected outcome of this educational tool is to build awareness of PAD, increase understanding of the long-term effects of PAD, and improve the quality of treatment in these patients.

 

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the risk factors and prevalence of PAD in society and the relationship to cardiovascular disease overall.
  2. Describe the differences in epidemiology, treatment, and outcomes of PAD in women.
  3. Understand the workup for PAD, including invasive and non-invasive testing, and ways to differentiate other causes of leg pain.
  4. Comprehend the medical management of PAD and when this approach should be employed.
  5. Discuss endovascular and open techniques for treating symptomatic PAD.
  6. Understand the long term follow up and surveillance methods for all patients with PAD.

 

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

25 minutes

Peripheral Arterial Disease Overview

Alan Hirsch, Sue Duval

1-6

25 minutes

Clinical Review in Cardiology: Women and PAD

Martha Gulati, Melina Kibbe, Amy West Pollak

1-6

25 minutes

History and Physical Exam in the Presentation of PAD

Jean Ruddy, Luke Brewster

1-6

25 minutes

Diagnostic Testing for Peripheral Artery Disease

Esther S. H. Kim, Lee Joseph

1-6

25 minutes

Medical Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Amy West Pollak, Siva Ketha, Marcia O’Brien

1-6

25 minutes

Interventional Treatment of PAD

Jean Starr, Eva Rzucidlo

1-6

25 minutes

Long-term Management and Surveillance

-For asymptomatic patients

-For patients not requiring intervention

-After intervention

Kelly Kempe, Ruth Bush

1-6

 

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity

1.75 hours

 

Faculty
Alan T. Hirsch, MD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Health
Director, Vascular Medicine Program, Cardiovascular Division
University of Minnesota Medical School 

Sue Duval, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Medicine and Biostatistics
Cardiovascular Division
University of Minnesota Medical School 

Martha Gulati MD MS FACC FAHA
Division Chief of Cardiology
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix
Physician Executive Director
Banner University Medicine Cardiovascular Institute 

Melina R. Kibbe, MD
Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine
Edward G. Elcock Professor of Surgical Research
Professor in Surgery-Vascular 

Amy West Pollak, MD
Senior Associate Consultant
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine 

Luke Brewster, MD, PhD, RVT
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Emory University School of Medicine
Staff Surgeon, Atlanta VA Medical Center Surgical and Research Services
Program Faculty, Georgia Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 

Esther S.H. Kim, MD, MPH, FAHA
Staff Physician, Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University 

Lee Joseph, MD
Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Iowa 

Siva Ketha, MD
Mayo Clinic, Florida Department of Cardiology 

Jean Starr, MD, RPVI
Director of Endovascular Services, OSUMC
Program Director, Vascular Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Vascular Diseases and Surgery, OSU 

Eva M. Rzucidlo, MD,FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 

Kelly Kempe, MD
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Methodist University Hospital and Regional One Medical Center 

Ruth L. Bush, MD, JD, MPH
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Vice Dean
Bryan/College Station Campus
Interim Chair, Department of Humanities in Medicine
Professor of Surgery
Academic Affairs, College of Medicine
Texas A&M Health Science Center 

Marcia L. O’Brien, MD
Consultant, Family Medicine
Mayo Clinic – Minnesota 

Jean Marie Ruddy, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina 


Accreditation Statements
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 03/14/2016
TERMINATION DATE: 02/28/2019
LAST REVIEW DATE: February 2016
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 03/14/2016 02/28/2019 

The American Heart Association is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 3.00 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim once the 6-month credit claiming period has elapsed.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 2.00 contact hour. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of participation. CME/CE credit will no longer be available to claim once the 6-month credit claiming period has elapsed.


Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Alan T. Hirsch

University of Minnesota Medical School

AstraZeneca, Pluristem, Merck

Bayer, Voyager Pad Intl Steering Committee

None

None

Merck

Sue Duval

University of Minnesota Medical School

None

None

None

None

None

Martha Gulati

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Banner University Medicine Cardiovascular Institute

None

None

None

None

None

Melina R. Kibbe

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine

None

None

None

None

None

Amy West Pollak

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

None

None

None

None

None

Luke Brewster

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta VA Medical Center Surgical and Research Services, Georgia Institute of Technology Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

None

None

None

None

None

Esther S.H. Kim

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

None

Phillips Ultrasound

None

None

None

Lee Joseph

University of Iowa

None

None

None

None

None

Siva Ketha

Mayo Clinic

None

None

None

None

None

Jean Starr

OSUMC

None

Medtronic, Boston Scientific

None

None

None

Eva M. Rzucidlo

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

None

None

None

None

None

Kelly Kempe

University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist University Hospital, Regional One Medical Center

None

None

None

None

None

Ruth L. Bush

Bryan/College Station Campus, Texas A&M Health Science Center

None

None

None

None

None

Marcia L. O’Brien

Mayo Clinic

None

None

None

None

None

Jean Marie Ruddy

Medical University of South Carolina

None

None

None

None

None

Katherine Sheehan

American Heart Association

None

None

None

None

None

Barbara Fletcher

University of North Florida

None

None

None

None

None

 

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.


Medium
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Commercial Support
This activity did not receive independent medical educational grants.


Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Members Price
$30.00
Non-members Price
47 Registered Users
Credits
3 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

2 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

3 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit