Atrial Fibrillation Management for the Primary Care Physician

Atrial fibrillation is a progressive disease. This course will give primary care providers both acute and long-term strategies for managing the disease as well as long-term management strategies. 

 

Target Audience

Family Physicians, General Internists, Hospitalists, Pharmacists and Physician Assistants.

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnose and manage acute atrial fibrillation.
  • Describe the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for atrial fibrillation management.
  • Recognize when and how to use anticoagulation for stroke prevention.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Members, W. C., January, C. T., Wann, L. S., Alpert, J. S., Calkins, H., Cleveland Jr, J. C., ... & Field, M. E. (2014). 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS guideline for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation: a report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society. Circulation, 130(23), e199.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
09/01/2018
Course expires: 
08/31/2021

Mario Pascual, M.D.
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Director of Electrophysiology Service Line
Baptist Health Medical Group
Miami, Florida

Mario Pascual, M.D., indicated that he is on the advisory board of Medtronic and is a consultant for Abbott and Biosense Webster. He will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.75 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ABIM MOC
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 General certificate of attendance
  • 0.75 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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NOTE: Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points will be automatically reported to the ABIM. Submissions are recorded in approximately 48 hours. You will receive an email when your credits have been processed.

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