Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Conference (Enduring)
This activity focuses on AFIB education resources and providing insight into common AFIB treatment barriers. Best practices will be reviewed to help hospitals lacking AFIB programs to learn about creating administrative buy-in, setting up an AFIB clinic, and creating a multidisciplinary team to better treat patients and improve outcomes.
About the Activity

Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Conference

 

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 75%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.


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 – Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology         

Nurses - Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiology, Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Neurology

Other - Quality Professionals, Administration

Description
This activity focuses on AFIB education resources and providing insight into common AFIB treatment barriers. Best practices will be reviewed to help hospitals lacking AFIB programs to learn about creating administrative buy-in, setting up an AFIB clinic, and creating a multidisciplinary team to better treat patients and improve outcomes.

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

  1. Reproduce knowledge about established and evolving AFib treatment efforts and reducing barriers to patient care.

  1. Reframe best practices in top performing afib clinic hospitals, especially in the varying roles of the clinic coordinator, administrative roles, data management, multidisciplinary teams, etc. and translate into practice at their hospital.

  1. Predict the risk for AF in an individual and the risk for stroke in a patient with AFib based on patient characteristics.

  1. Summarize trends in the prevalence, incidence, and economic burden of atrial fibrillation (AF) in the United States; discuss the etiology of and morbidity and mortality from AF; and identify risk factors for AF.

  1. Analyze program data to improve Atrial Fibrillation programs and improve patient outcomes.

 

Course Agenda

Time

Presentation Title

Faculty

Corresponding learning Objective (list by number)

15 minutes

Welcome and Get With The Guidelines AFib Overview

Greg Poe

4, 5

1 hour, 15 minutes

Various Treatment Perspectives on the AFib Patient and Panel Discussion

Renee Sednew
Richard Otten
Pamela McCabe
Muhib Khan
Anabelle Volgman

1, 2, 4

45 minutes

Southern Illinois Healthcare Collaboration and Quality Improvement

Vicki Miller
John Onufer

2, 5

30 minutes

CHA2D2S-VASc Utilization

Robin Eads

2, 3

1 hour

AFib Clinic Establishment

Jeanne Richmond
Bonnie DeGrande

2


Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
3 hours, 45 minutes

Faculty
Greg Poe, MHA, CPHQ
Director, Quality and Systems Improvement
American Heart Association

Renee Sednew, MPH
Senior Director, Quality and Systems Improvement
American Heart Association

Richard Otten, MD
Cardiologist; Program Director
IU Health

Pamela McCabe, PhD, RN
Professor, Nurse Researcher
Mayo Clinic Rochester

Muhib Khan, MD
Vascular Neurologist
Medical Director of Stroke Center
Spectrum Health Medical Group

Anabelle Volgman, MD
Cardiologist; Researcher
Rush University

Vicki Miller, MSN, RN
Nurse
Southern Illinois Healthcare

John Onufer, MD
Electrophysiologist
Northwest Community Hospital

Robin Eads, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CEN
Nurse Practitioner
Franciscan Indianapolis

Jeanne Richmond, RN
Nurse
Northwest Community Hospital

Bonnie DeGrande, RN, MS
Executive Director, Cardiovascular Services
Northwest Community Hospital

Accreditation Statements
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  2/28/2019
TERMINATION DATE:  02/28/2022
LAST REVIEW DATE: January 2019
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 02/28/2019 – 02/28/2022

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 live activity for a maximum of 3.75 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 3.75 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.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 3.75 contact hours. 

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

Greg Poe

AHA

None

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Renee Sednew

AHA

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Richard Otten

IU Health

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Apple

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Pamela McCabe

Mayo Clinic

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Muhib Khan

Spectrum Health Medical Group

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Anabelle Volgman

Rush University

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Vicki Miller

Southern Illinois Healthcare

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John Onufer

Northwest Community Hospital

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Robin Eads

Franciscan Indianapolis

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Jeanne Richmond

Northwest Community Hospital

None

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Bonnie DeGrande

Northwest Community Hospital

None

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Kathie Thomas

AHA

None

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Robin Kiser

AHA

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 an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
To contact the American Heart Association for any questions, please call our customer support center at 888-242-2453.

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center.

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

Credit Information
ACCME > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Available: 3.75 Credits
Earned: 0 Credits
Release Date: 2/28/2019
Expiration Date: 2/28/2022

AHA > AHA
Available: 0 Credits
Earned: 0 Credits
Release Date: 2/28/2019
Expiration Date: 2/28/2022

ANCC > ANCC
Available: 3.75 Contact Hours
Earned: 0 Contact Hours
Release Date: 2/28/2019
Expiration Date: 2/28/2022

ACCME > Attendance Credit
Available: 3.75 Credits
Earned: 0 Credits
Release Date: 2/28/2019
Expiration Date: 2/28/2022

June 2022