Baptist Health Standardized, Evidence-based Approach to Atrial Fibrillation

This course provides practitioners with the latest evidence-based, standardized algorithms of care for the optimal management of atrial fibrillation.

NOTE: Physicians should bookmark this course to access all protocols, policies and procedures at your convenience via your CME Portal account. All algorithms will be available on CERNER.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Allied Health Professionals.  

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the evidence supporting standardization of treatment options to reduce treatment variation for atrial fibrillation.  
  • Utilize evidence-based protocols and guidelines that include a prevention-based protocol for cardiothoracic patients, inpatient cryptogenic stroke algorithm and long-term anticoagulation management protocol for pre- and post surgical procedures. 
  • Employ the oral anticoagulant card in clinical practice as a resource for the long-term use of anticoagulation in the acute care and outpatient settings and explain to patients how and when to use this card. 
  • Assess the indications for use of Diltiazem bolus and continuous infusion protocol and explain the nursing implications of this protocol. 
  • Implement a standardized, evidence-based approach to antithrombotic agents in the perioperative/procedural setting utilizing the Bridging Therapy Guideline Statement and the Triple Antithrombotic Therapy algorithm.
Additional information

2016 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter. Paul A. Heidenreich, Penelope Solis, N.A. Mark Estes, Gregg C. Fonarow, Corrine Y. Jurgens, Joseph E. Marine, David D. McManus, Robert L. McNamara. Journal of the American College of Cardiology Aug 2016, 68 (5) 525-568; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2016.03.521


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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Speaker Credit™
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Jonathan A. Fialkow, M.D.  
Chief Clinical Integration Officer,
Baptist Health South Florida
Founding Executive Medical Director, 
Baptist Health Quality Network
Physician Chair, Atrial Fibrillation Committee
Medical Director, Cardiac Rehab, EKG, Stress Testing, Chest Pain Center
Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

Jonathan A. Fialkow, M.D., is a member of the speakers bureau for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer. 

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

Medications Diltiazem (Cardizem), Lopressor (Metoprolol), Corvert (Ibutilide), Warfarin (Coumadin) and Amiodarone (Pacerone) are mentioned in course content specifically as these are the medication on formulary and used in patient care algorithms in Baptist Health facilities.

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.


Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Speaker Credit™
Please login or register for a Baptist Health CME account to take this course.

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