HVI APP TRANSITION TO PRACTICE (PINNACLE) -MODULE 5: ADVANCED CHF
The learner should use this period as an opportunity to learn from seasoned colleagues through experiential, observational, and didactic learning. Benchmark Exams will be given for each module learned. This will serve as part of the onboarding and orientation for all APPs hired in the Heart and Vascular Institute in adult cardiology and adult cardiac surgery who are new graduates or have less than 1 year of experience as an APP in cardiology or cardiac surgery.
This course is designed for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who seek improved quality of care for the patients of the HVI.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Identify therapeutic options for advanced heart failure, including medical management, heart transplantation, and ventricular assist devices.
- Order the appropriate medication regimen.
- Order appropriate CHF medications and identify appropriate patients for referral to the Advanced Heart Failure Center.
- Identify and order appropriate testing a therapies for patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Lisa Henry, DNP, CRNP, FACC - HVI APP Manager, UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC
Jennifer Campbell, PA-C - Physician Assistant, UPMC
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No 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) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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 4.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 4.0 contact hours.
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.
- 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 4.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.00 Attendance
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