HVI/Wolff Center CTICU Continuing Staff Education
Members of the CTICU healthcare team can learn about three important areas of post-operative CTICU management of cardiac surgery patients are not fully understood and grasped by all CTICU staff and other multidisciplinary team members. This formal education will provide instruction on these critical topics for everyday patient management.
Target Audience: CTICU staff and other multidisciplinary team members
Suggested Additional Reading:
- Rao, P., Khalpey, Z., Smith, R., Burkhoff, D., Kociol, R.D. (2018). Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygentation for Cardiogenic Shock and Cardiac Arrest. Circulation: Heart Failure, 11(9). https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.118.004905.
- Lasala JD, Tsai J, Rodriguez-Restrepo A, Atay SM, Sepesi B. Systolic anterior motion of the mitral valve-the mechanism of postural hypotension following left intrapericardial pneumonectomy. J Thorac Dis. 2017;9(4):E354-E357. doi:10.21037/jtd.2017.03.117
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Improved knowledge of and competence in managing risk factors for and acute management of Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve (SAM)
- Describe fundamentals, syndrome development, and treatment for Harlequinn Syndrome and North-South Syndrome; measuring dynamics, stabilization/strength, and dissolution of clot.
- Joni Minor, MSN, RN, CCRN - Unit Director, Presbyterian University Hospital - CTICU, UPMC
- Erica DiFrangia, PA-C - Supervisor, APP HVI Surgical, UPMC Shadyside
- Ryan Rivosecchi, PharmD - Lead Pharmacist, UPMC
- David J. Kaczorowski, MD - Surgical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Heart and Vascular Institute (HVI) and an Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh.
Planning Committe: Angela Kinnunen, MPA - Project Manager HVI at UPMC
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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.
Physician (CME) The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nursing (CNE) The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is .25 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA) The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for .25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 0.25 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.25 Attendance