AHA Enduring Webinar: Clinical Assessment of PAD - AHA 2016 Guidelines
This webinar reviews highlights of the 2016 AHA/ACC PAD guidelines which were developed to provide an evidence-based, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and management of patients with PAD. The webinar focuses on identification and diagnosis of patients at risk for PAD
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AHA Enduring Webinar: Clinical Assessment of PAD - AHA 2016 Guidelines

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. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.

The link to the CME/CE “Professional Education Center” website is learn.heart.org.

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
 

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants -
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology

Nurse Practitioners -
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Surgery, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Vascular Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology 

Other -
Other clinicians who treat patients with this condition.

Description
Peripheral artery disease (PAD), or atherosclerosis of the lower extremities, is a highly prevalent cardiovascular disease that has been estimated to affect 8.5 million Americans over the age of 40 years and 202 million people worldwide. PAD is a morbid disease that is associated with claudication, impaired functional capacity and quality of life, and risk of amputation.  In addition, patients with PAD are at increased risk of myocardial infarction or stroke.  

This webinar reviews highlights of the 2016 AHA/ACC PAD guidelines which were developed to provide an evidence-based, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and management of patients with PAD.  The webinar focuses on identification and diagnosis of patients at risk for PAD.

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

  1. Recognize PAD as a common vascular disease that is associated with functional impairment and increased risk of major cardiovascular events and amputation.
  1. Review the diagnostic approach to PAD: history and physical examination, the ankle-brachial index (ABI), and when and which additional diagnostic testing is recommended.


Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

60 minutes

Overview of the 2016 Guideline Process, Clinical Assessment of PAD

Heather Gornik

1, 2


Faculty
Heather Gornik, MD, FAHA
Staff Physician in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Vascular Medicine
Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell  and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute

Accreditation Statements: 

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  04/18/2017

TERMINATION DATE:  4/18/2020

LAST REVIEW DATE: April 2017 

JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 04/18/2017 –04/18/2020

In support of improving patient care, the American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), 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 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  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 1.00 hours of Category 1 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 attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

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

Heather Gornik

Cleveland Clinic, Flexlife Health

Astra Zeneca

None

None

None

None

Alan T. Hirsch

Univ. of Minnesota

Astra Zeneca, Pluristem, Merck

Bayer

None

None

None

Naomi Hamburg

Boston University Medical Center

None

None

None

None

None

Robert A. Lookstein

Mount Sinai

None

Boston Scientific, Medtronic

None

None

None

Matthew A. Corriere

University of Michigan Health System

AHA, Vascular Cures Foundation, SUS Foundation

None

None

None

None

Diane Treat-Jacobson

Univ. of Minnesota

None

None

None

None

None

Eileen Walsh

University of Toledo

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
This activity is a live or a virtual link activity depending on the location.

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


Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
197 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

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