Managing Atrial Fibrillation

ONLINE CME COURSE

Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine

Course Description

This CME online activity seeks to improve the ability and skills of the practicing physician and allied professional to manage atrial fibrilation with appropriate, effective, timely interventions and timely referrals. The online activity will discuss techniques to optimize outcomes of catheter ablation, device therapy, and medical therapy of patients with atrial fibrilation. The online activity will utilize animated videos, interactive case scenarios, and quizzes to optimize learning.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for physicians in cardiology, family practice, primary care, internal medicine and other interested allied health professionals such as nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

Dates, Duration and Fee

  • Release Date: March 20, 2017
  • Expiration Date: March 20, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 Hour
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.00
  • Registration Fee: FREE

To Obtain CME Credits

  • Review the information below and complete the entire activity.
  • Complete the CME Post-test, CME Assessment Survey, and CME Activity Completion Statement at the end of the activity.
  • You must receive a score of 75% or higher on the post-test in order to receive a certificate. You will have two attempts to answer each multiple-choice question (or one attempt for questions with only two options) to pass the post-test.
  • Once you attest to completing the entire online activity and have scored 75% or higher on the post-test, your certificate will be generated automatically and will be available on your Dashboard page.
  • Physicians will be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. All other participants will receive a Certificate of Participation.
  • * Participation in content marked Optional is not certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Manage atrial fibrillation with appropriate, effective, timely interventions, including the ability to: identify asymptomatic atrial fibrillation, prescribe oral anticoagulation, recommend rate control strategies, recommend rhythm control strategies including catheter ablation.
  • Provide comprehensive management and care of patients with arrhythmias, including timely referrals to other sub specialists.
  • Identify sub-groups of patients with atrial fibrillation at risk for stroke and actively manage these patients to reduce their risk.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  1. Introduction
  2. Diagnosing and Managing Atrial Fibrillation
  3. Atrial Fibrillation & Stroke
  4. Patient Cases
  5. Course Wrap-up
  6. Resources and References
  7. Help!

Disclosures

The following Course Directors and Authors indicated having relevant relationships with industry to disclose:

Paul Wang, MD
Professor of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director
Author
Contracted Research: Medtronic, Siemens, Cardiofocus, Atricure, ARCA
Ownership Interest: Vytronus
Consulting: St. Jude Medical, Medtronic, Amgen, Janssen

Sanjiv Narayan, MD, PhD
Professor of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Course Director
Author
Patent Royalty: Univ California Regents
Intellectual property rights: Univ California Regents, Licensed to Topera
Advisory Board member: Topera/Abbott
Fees for speakers: Medtronic
Ownership interest: Topera

 

The following planners and reviewers have indicated that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Javed M. Nasir, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellow, Stanford University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Author
Planner
Reviewer

Shirley Park, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Planner

Christopher Swan, MD
Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist 
Concord, California
Planner
Reviewer

Technical Design and Development

William Bottini
Stanford EdTech
Instructional Design

Greg Bruhns
Stanford Online

Voice Over Talent

Lauren Watley

Hardware/Software Requirements

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

Accreditation and Designation of Credits

The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Stanford University School of Medicine 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.

The California Board of Registered Nursing recognizes that Continuing Medical Education (CME) is acceptable for meeting RN continuing education requirements as long as the course is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (rn.ca.gov). Nurses will receive a Certificate of Participation following this activity that may be used for license renewal.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement

Stanford University School of Medicine has received and has used undesignated program funding from Pfizer, Inc. to facilitate the development of innovative CME activities designed to enhance physician competence and performance and to implement advanced technology. A portion of this funding supports this activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the State of California and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

If you are having technical problems (video freezes or is unplayable, can't print your certificate, etc.) you can submit a Help Request to the OpenEdX Team. If you have questions related to CME credit, requirements (Pre-test, Post-test, Evaluation, Attestation) or course content, you can contact the CME Online support team at cmeonline@stanford.edu

Bibliography

Abed HS, Wittert GA, Leong DP, et al. Effect of weight reduction and cardiometabolic risk factor management on symptom burden and severity in patients with atrial fibrillation: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2013;310(19):2050-2060.

Calkins CH. 2012 HRS/EHRA/ECAS Expert Consensus Statement on Catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Recommendations for Patient Selection, Procedural Techniques, Patient Management and Follow-up, Definitions, Endpoints, and Research Trial Design. Heart Rhythm. 2012;9(4):632-696.

Healey JS, Connolly SJ, Gold MR, et al. Subclinical atrial fibrillation and the risk of stroke. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(2):120-129.

For a complete list, please view the References/Bibliography page in the Course.

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Course Details

  • Ongoing registration for this self-paced course is available until March 20, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour
  • CME Credits Offered: 1.00
  • Registration Fee: FREE

Contact Information

If you are having technical problems (video freezes or is unplayable, can't print your certificate, etc.) you can submit a Help Request to the OpenEdX Team.

If you have questions related to CME credit, requirements (Pre-test, Post-test, Evaluation, Attestation) or course content, click the link below to contact the CME Online support team.