AF Spotlight: Using NOACs Safely: Focus on Bleeding Issues
AF Spotlight: Using NOACs Safely: Focus on Bleeding Issues
|Relevant Terms:||Atrial Fibrillation, NOACs, stroke prevention, bleeding|
|Primary Audience:||Cardiologists, Clinical Cardiologists, Interventional Cardiologists, EPs, Internal Medicine/Primary Care Physicians, Endocrinologists, NPs/PAs, Fellows, Nurses, and other healthcare providers involved in the care of patients with atrial fibrillation|
|Credits:||1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
|Expiration Date:||The accreditation for this activity has expired.|
|Curriculum Name:||AF Spotlight: Using NOACs Safely|
After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:
- Effectively manage situations where bleeding occurs and where bleeding risks must be assessed and managed
- Assess the clinical experience and potential of NOACs to manage thromboembolic risk associated with AF
- Recognize the clinical consequences of AF, and the recent guideline recommended treatment strategies to minimize mortality, morbidity, and stroke risk
- Use patient-centered approaches for the management of stroke prevention in patients with AF
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Medtelligence. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material 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.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
A. John Camm, MD: Consulting Fees: Mitsubishi, Laguna, Bayer, BIOTRONIK, Richmond Pharmacology, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi, Menarini, Novartis, St. Jude Medical, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic, Servier, Boston Scientific, and Eli Lilly and Company; Speakers Bureau: Pfizer; Data Safety Monitoring Board: BIOTRONIK and St. Jude Medical; Organizational (non-commercial): European Heart Rhythm Association.
Christopher B. Granger, MD: Research Grants: Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronic Foundation, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Takeda, The Medicines Company, AstraZeneca, Daiichi Sankyo, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Armetheon; Consulting Fees (including CME): Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman-La Roche, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Takeda, The Medicine Company, AstraZeneca, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Gilead, and Medtronic.
Christian T. Ruff, MD, MPH: Consulting Fees: Daiichi Sankyo, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bayer, and Portola.
Jeffrey Weitz, MD: Consulting Fees: Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Pfizer, Portola, Janssen, and Isis Pharmaceuticals.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Jan Schultz, MSN, RN, CHCP, and Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Medtelligence: Ben Caref, PhD; Pamela Clark - No financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
Method of Participation and Request for Credit
By reviewing the course content and successfully completing the post-test and evaluation, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants are entitled to receive up to 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. A statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page. Users must:
- Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
- Participate in the activity
- Complete the post-test and activity evaluation
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