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Psychosocial Clinical Vignette

Ashley Kimeu


Deborah McCollister


Eric Fenstad


Garvan Kane


Keith Swetz


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Course ID: 2322

Course Authors

Lindy Landzaat, MD
Assistant Professor
Palliative Care Division; General and Geriatric Medicine
Kansas University Medical Center
The University of Kansas, Kansas, MO

James Watson, MD
Neurologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Eric Fenstad, MD
Cardiologist
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, MN

Keith Mansel, MD
Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Neurologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Ashley Kimeu, RN
Nurse
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Deborah McCollister, RN
Nurse
University of Colorado Denver
Anschutz Medical Campus
Denver, CO

Eric Fenstad, MD
Cardiologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Garvan Kane, MD
Cardiologist
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Course Reviewer

Keith Swetz, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Murali Chakinala, MD
Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

1. Engage in effective goals-of-care conversations with patients who have pulmonary hypertension and prioritize the issues that are important to the patient (eg, hopes, worries, and fears)

2. Manage commonly encountered symptoms (anxiety, dyspnea) that are related to pulmonary hypertension or its treatment (eg, prostacyclin-associated pain)

3. Evaluate and address depressive symptoms in patients with pulmonary hypertension

4. Define palliative care and describe where it may be appropriate in caring for patients with pulmonary hypertension

Release Date

April 2, 2014

Expiration Date

April 2, 2016

Accreditation and Credit

This enduring activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Washington University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Washington University designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All planners, faculty and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All disclosures have been reported and are indicated with their presentations. Any potential conflicts were addressed and resolved.

All members of the CME department have nothing to disclose.

Speakers are also expected to openly disclose inclusion of discussion of any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Presentations are expected to be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indication in the care of patients. All scientific research should conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.

These presentations are not an endorsement of any commercial interests.

The presenters' views do not represent the policy or position of Washington University School of Medicine.

Instructions for Earning Credit

This activity is a self-study program. Upon entering the activity, participants should read the text, examine any images and/or multimedia features, and review the content presented within all of the links provided. Once the course has been reviewed in its entirety, participants will be asked to complete a post-test and evaluation online. Participants must receive a test score of 100% in order to proceed to the course evaluation; the post-test can be repeated until all questions are answered correctly. All evaluation questions must be completed in order to receive a certificate of credit. If needed, participants may save their answers and complete the course at a later date. Saved courses can be found by using the "My Courses" link at the top of the page, and then click on "My Classes."

Faculty Disclosures

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education has standards and guidelines to ensure that individuals participating in CME activities are aware of relationships between authors and commercial companies that could potentially affect the information presented. To be disclosed to participants are all personal financial relationships with a commercial interest whose products are relevant to the content of this CME activity. It is the policy of Washington University School of Medicine, Continuing Medical Education, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities. All faculty participating in this activity are expected to disclose to the audience any financial interest or other potential conflict. Each author was asked to complete a disclosure information form for this activity.

Disclosures are reported below:

Lindy Landzaat, MD has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

James Watson, MD has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

Eric Fenstad, MD has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

Keith Mansel, MD has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

Ashley Kimeu, RN has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

Deborah McCollister, RN has served as a Consultant/Advisory Board/Steering Committee member for Bayer HealthCare, Gilead Sciences, United

Eric Fenstad, MD has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

Garvan Kane, MD has no relevant personal financial relationships to disclose

Disclaimer

The information presented in this activity reflects the views of the faculty only and not necessarily those of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), Washington University in St. Louis, or the educational grant providers. All participants should verify the information and data presented before treating patients or utilizing any therapies noted in these materials. No portion of this activity may be reproduced without the expressed written consent of PHA.

Estimated Time to Complete This Activity

10 - 15 minutes per clinical vignette

Technical Requirements:

This course requires an internet browser. For optimum display, please use Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome.

Privacy Policy

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This activity is made possible through educational grants from Actelion, Gilead, Pfizer and United Therapeutics.


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