AHA Enduring Webinar: Spotlight Series: Reducing Readmission after Heart Failure - An Evidence Based Approach
Data from the CDC states that about 5.1 million people in the US have heart failure. Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services state the US national average readmission rate for HF patients is now 23%. The readmission rate for HF patients is indisputably high; in part, because HF is an extraordinarily complex disease and the underlying reasons for readmissions in HF patients encompass a host of factors. Learn how you can impact hospital readmission rate for heart failure patients.
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Spotlight Series: Reducing Readmission after Heart Failure - An Evidence Based Approach


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.

The link to the CME/CE “Lifelong Learning” 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 - Cardiology, Primary Care/Family Practice
Nurse Practitioners - Cardiology, Primary Care/Family Practice                          
Nurses -  Cardiology, Primary Care/Family Practice
Pharmacists - Cardiology, Primary Care/Family Practice

Description
Data from the CDC states that about 5.1 million people in the US have heart failure.  Data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services state the US national average readmission rate for HF patients is now 23%. The readmission rate for HF patients is indisputably high; in part, because HF is an extraordinarily complex disease and the underlying reasons for readmissions in HF patients encompass a host of factors. Learn how you can impact hospital readmission rate for heart failure patients. 

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

  1. Summarize recent studies and latest evidence for current best practices in reducing preventable hospital readmissions in HF.


Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

60 minutes

Reducing Readmission after Heart Failure - An Evidence Based Approach

Larry Allen

1


Faculty
Larry Allen
University of Colorado
Denver, CO

Accreditation Statements:
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  2/22/2017
TERMINATION DATE:  2/23/2020
LAST REVIEW DATE: February 2017
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 02/22/2017 –02/23/2020

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 live activity 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 Credit™ 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.

ACPE Credit Designation Statement – Pharmacists
ACPE Credit: 1.00 Contact Hours.  Universal Program Number: 0256-000-17-007-H04-P **ACPE Credit must be claimed within 30 days of participation. ACPE credit will no longer be available to claim after the 30 day claiming period.

AAFP Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
This Enduring Material activity, Spotlight Series: Reducing Readmission after Heart Failure: An Evidence Based Approach, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins 02/22/2017. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Steps for Successful Completion
To successfully complete this activity, learners must fully participate in the sessions.  In addition, learners must provide feedback that will be used for evaluative and outcomes measurement purposes.  Learners will check-in onsite for attendance verification purposes and will be required to provide evaluative feedback before CME/CE credit can be claimed.

Disclosures

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Robert Mentz

Duke University School of Medicine

Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Gilead, Novartis, Otsuka, ResMed

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

None

HeartWare, Janssen, Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis, ResMed, Thoratec/St. Jude

None

Connie White-Williams

University of Alabama

None

None

None

None

None

Gregg Fonarow,

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

None

Amgen, Novartis, ZS Pharma, Medtronic, Janssen

None

None

None

Larry A. Allen

University of Colorado Denver

None

None

None

None

Novartis, J&J, Janssen and Amgen

Robb Kociol

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

None

None

None

None

None

Keith C. Ferdinand

Tulane University SOM

Boehringer Ingelheim

Amgen, Sanofi, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim

None

None

None

Mark H. Drazner

UT Southwestern Medical Center


None

None

Trevena

None

Local site PI: Alnylam, DCRI/Otsuka, NHLBI; Royalties for peer review for UptoDate

Eldrin F. Lewis

Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Novartis, Sanofi, Amgen

None

None

None

None

Anita Deswal

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Site PI multicenter clinical trial sponsored by Novartis

None

None

None

None

Gerald Fletcher

Mayo Clinic

None

None

None

None

None

Mariell Jessup

University of Pennsylvania

None

None

None

None

None

Clyde W. Yancy

Northwestern Medical Group

None

None

None

None

None

Mary Ann Bauman

INTEGRIS Family Care Central

None

Medical Economics Editorial Board

None

None

None

Estella M. Davis

Creighton University

None

None

None

None

None

Mary Naylor

NewCourtland Center for Transitions, Health                      University of Pennsylvania

None

None

None

None

None

Mario Deng

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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.

Contact Information
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Amgen, Inc. and Novartis.

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

1 Contact Hours> Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education> ACPE

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

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

1 Credits> American Academy of Family Physicians (credit)> Prescribed