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Pulmonary Function Testing in PH

James Lamberti


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Course ID: 2971

CEU Information

Course Title

Pulmonary Function Testing in Pulmonary Hypertension 

Course Author 

James P. Lamberti, M.D.
Medical Director
Respiratory Care Services
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Intended Audience

This continuing education (CE) activity provides CE credits for:

  1. Physicians
  2. Nurses
  3. Nurse Practitioners
  4. Pharmacists
  5. Respiratory Therapists
  6. Other Related Health Professionals

Learning Objectives 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the role of pulmonary function tests in the evaluation of a patient with pulmonary hypertension
  2. Classify pulmonary function test abnormalities as obstructive or restrictive
  3. Define the typical abnormalities of pulmonary function in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension

Release Date

11 August 2017

Expiration Date

10 August 2019

Estimated Time to Complete This Activity

1 hour 

Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) to require the disclosure of anyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity. All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests and/or manufacturers must be disclosed to participants at the beginning of each activity. 

  • James P. Lamberti, M.D. has served on the Speaker’s Bureau for Janssen Pharmaceutical and Boehringer Ingelheim. Conflicts were resolved by peer review of activity content.
  • PESG staff, PHA staff, planning and review committees have no financial or non-financial interests to disclose.

Course Reviewer

George J. Vuturo, Ph.D., RPh.
CME/CE Director
Chief Compliance Officer
Professional Education Services Group, LLC
Centreville, Va.

Content Reviewer 

Janice Agazio, Ph.D., CRNP, RN, FAANP, FAAN
Assistant Dean for Doctoral Programs and Ordinary Professor
School of Nursing
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.

CME Reviewer 

Danielle Spencer
CME/CE Project Director
Professional Education Services Group, LLC
Sterling, Va. 

Continuing Education Information

This continuing education activity is provided through collaboration between the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) and Professional Education Services Group/AffnityCE (PESG/ACE). This activity provides continuing education credit for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, social workers, and respiratory therapists, as well as a general participation certificate for other attendees.

Accreditation Statements

  • Physicians: 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 Professional Education Services Group and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Professional Education Services Group designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

  • Physician Assistants: 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 Professional Education Services Group and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Professional Education Services Group designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

  • Nurses: CE for nurses is provided for this program through collaboration between the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and Professional Education Services Group (PESG). Professional Education Services Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This enduring activity provides a maximum of 1.00 contact hour of nurse CE credit.

 

  • Nurse Practitioners: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Professional Education Services Group/AffinityCE and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 031105. This course is offered for 1.0 contact hour.

 

  • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 1.00 contact hour for participants completing all activity components. UAN 0829-0000-17-077-H04-P/T. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. The cost to participate in these CE sessions is included in the registration cost for the activity.

 

  • Respiratory Therapists: Professional Education Services Group is accredited as a provider of continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists by the American Association for Respiratory Care. This Continuing Respiratory Education (CRCE) system of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) grants approval for 1.0 hour for this course.

 

  • Social Workers: This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886551225-9783) for Social Worker Continuing Education Contact Hours. Professional Education Services Group, provider number 886551225, designates this activity for 1.00 contact hours. 

 

  • Other Professionals: All other health care professionals completing this continuing education activity will be issued a Certificate of Participation indicating the number of hours of continuing education credit. This may be used for professional education CE credit. Please consult your accrediting organization or licensing board for their acceptance of this CE activity. 

Instructions for Earning Credit

This activity is a self-study program. In order to claim CE credit, participants must:

  1. View the content, examine any images and/or multimedia features, and review the content presented within all of the links provided.
  2. Once the course has been reviewed in its entirety, participants will be directed to the CE processing center at: http://pha.cds.pesgce.com
  3. Select the activity: OU: Pulmonary Function Testing in PH (Enduring)
  4. Enter an email address and password to begin setting up your profile. Select “I Forgot My Password” if you need to reset the password you set up.
  5. Verify, correct, or add your information.
  6. Proceed and complete the activity evaluation for each session you attend.
  7. Upon completing your evaluations, you can print your CE Certificate. Your CE record will also be stored here for later retrieval.
  8. The website is open for completing your evaluation from 11 August 2017 through 10 August 2019.
  9. After the website has closed, you can come back to the site at any time to print your certificate, but you will not be able to add any evaluations.

Disclaimer 

The information presented in this activity reflects the views of the faculty only and not necessarily those of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), the sponsors 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.

CE Inquiries

For all CE related inquiries, please contact Support@PESGCE.com or PHA Online University at (301)-565-3004-x771. 

Technical Requirements

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This activity is made possible through unrestricted educational grants to the PHA Medical Education Fund from Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; and United Therapeutics Corporation.

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