Patient Management in The COVID-19 ERA

March 11, 2021

Target Audience

Any physician especially internal medicine and family practice, CRNP’s, PA’s, and RN’s.

Learning Objectives

Review history, risks for, symptoms of and complications of PVD.
Review examples of PVD and various treatments available.
Review risks of atrial fibrillation.
Understand benefits of Left Atrial Appendage device use vs anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation.

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/04/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Event starts: 
03/11/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
03/11/2021 - 12:00pm
Cost:
$1.00

Activity agenda –

Welcome/Start – 6:30PM – Kristi Montrella, CRNP - moderator

PVD Presentation – 6:35 PM – Dr. Ehab Morcos - speaker

LAA Devices – 7:00 PM – Dr. George Jabbour - speaker

Q&A – 7:25 PM – Kristi Montrella, CRNP – moderator

Adjournment – 7:30 PM – Kristi Montrella, CRNP – moderator

Live Virtual Conference

Course Directors –
Marjorie E Walker RN BSN
Cath Lab Specialist 
UPMC Somerset
Somerset PA

Christopher R Barbolini PA
UPMC Somerset Cardiology
Somerset PA

Ehab Morcos, MD
UPMC Somerset Cardiology
Somerset PA

Moderator –
Kristi Montrella, UPMC Altoona - Kristi Montrella serves as the Structural Heart Nurse Practitioner of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona. She is the coordinator of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Program as well as the WATCHMAN Coordinator for the Left Atrial Appendage Closure Program. Kristi also serves as Supervisor for the Advanced Practice Providers of the Altoona Heart and Vascular Institute.

Speakers –
Dr. Ehab Morcos, UPMC Somerset - Dr. Ehab Morcos serves as Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Somerset. He also serves as Chief of Medicine and Director of Cardiology Services at UPMC Somerset. Dr. Morcosis board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine.

Dr. George Jabbour, UPMC Altoona - Dr. George Jabbour serves as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Cath Lab at UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC Altoona. He also serves as the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as well as the Chair of the Department of Cardiology. Dr. Jabbour is Board Certified in Cardiovascular disease, Echocardiography, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology.


No 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 with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

Accreditation and Designation Statement
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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. 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 1.0 contact hour.

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 1.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.  

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.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 1.00 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.
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$1.00
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Registration: Free

Participation of all individuals is encouraged. Advance notifications of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by emailing walkerme5@upmc.edu.