This proposed educational program is intended for cardiology and pulmonary NPs and PAs who care for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Determine patient need for guideline-directed diagnostic workup for PAH based on clinical presentation
Construct a guideline-directed, personalized initial treatment plan for a patient with PAH
Outline evidence for emerging therapy approaches under investigation for management of PAH
Apply communication strategies that support shared decision-making with patients and personalization of PAH management plans
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose all financial conflicts of interest (COI) they may have with ineligible companies. All relevant COI are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE policy. PACE is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:
Melisa A. Wilson, DNP, APRN, ACNP, BC
APP Division Director- HLV
Executive Committee Chair
AdventHealth Medical Group Central Florida Division
Pulmonary Hypertension Program Coordinator
Advanced Lung Disease at Orlando
Melisa A. Wilson, DNP, APRN, ACNP, BC: consultant/advisor/speaker: Bayer, Gossamer Bio, Janssen, Merck, United Therapeutics; researcher: Insmed, Merck, United Therapeutics.
Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP
Association of Pulmonary Advance Practice Providers
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP: consultant/advisor/speaker: AstraZeneca, Griffols, Takeda.
The planners and content peer reviewers from Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, the Academy of Physicians Associates in Cardiology (APAC) and the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP) do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1 hour. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, learners must follow these steps during the period from October 11, 2023, through October 10, 2024:
You must receive a test score of at least 65 and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the confirmation page. Records of all CME/CE activities completed can be found on the "My Certificates" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.
The program has been made available online.
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.
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Continuing Education (PACE), Academy of PAs in Cardiology (APAC), and the Association of Pulmonary APPs (APAPP). Partners for Advancing Continuing Education (PACE) 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.
Nursing Continuing Professional Development
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Nursing Continuing Professional Development activity is 1 contact hour, including 1 hour of pharmacology credit.
Physician Associate Continuing Medical Education
Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) 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 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until October 10, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.