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National Association for Continuing Education
Course Reviewer
Alexander Duarte, MD
Professor
Division of Pulmonary Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Medical Writer
Cedric Nazareth, MBBS

Title
: Recognizing and Managing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Primary Care
Activity/Course #:
: NCME358
Cost:
: Free
Release/Start Date:
: Oct 31 2018
Expiration Date:
: Oct 30 2019
Topics:
: Pulmonology
Target Audience:
: Primary Care Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Format:
: Monograph
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 1.0 Hour
Credit(s):
: 1.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
1.0 AANP Contact hour(s) which includes 0.50 pharmacology hour(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:
Summary

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a subgroup of pulmonary hypertension (PH) – a chronic and progressive condition characterized by abnormally high pressure in the pulmonary vasculature. PAH has previously been considered a rare disease, but evidence suggests a prevalence of about 15-50 cases per million. In the United States, about 1,000 new cases of PAH are diagnosed each year.

The prognosis of PAH has improved with the availability of newer therapies, but outcomes are dependent on early diagnosis and treatment. This activity will review the risk factors and classifications of PAH, discuss the appropriate diagnostic strategy, including appropriate testing, and the current and emerging therapies for optimal treatment, management, and patient outcomes.

Learning Objective(s):

After completing this program participants should be able to:

  1. Review the risk factors and classification of pulmonary hypertension (PH)
  2. Discuss the appropriate diagnostic strategy for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH),   including the roles of echocardiography, ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) scanning, and right heart catheterization (RHC)
  3. Review current and emerging treatments for patients with PAH
  4. Describe how to monitor patients with PAH for disease progression

How to obtain the CME Certificate

  1. Register for the course at www.naceonline.com.
  2. View the content.
  3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  4. A minimum passing score of 70% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. Print your CME certificate.
Sponsored and Certified By
National Association for Continuing Education
Accreditation Designation Statement
The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The National Association for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

National Association for Continuing Education is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider Number 121222. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.50 pharmacology hours).
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the National Association for Continuing Education to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

Alexander Duarte, MD, has no relationships to disclose.

Deborah Paschal, CRNP, has no relationships to disclose.

Gregg Sherman, MD, has no relationships to disclose.

Cedric Nazareth, MBBS, Medical Writer, has no relationships to disclose.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., has no relationships to disclose.

Michelle Frisch, MPH, has no relationships to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, has no relationships to disclose.

Daniela Hiedra, BA, has no relationships to disclose.

Sandy Bihlmeyer, MEd, has no relationship to disclose.

Alan Goodstat, LCSW, has no relationships to disclose
Commercial Support
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc.