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Cardiology Grand Rounds

Palliative Care in Heart Failure

Date of Online Release: July 9, 2009
Date of Original Grand Rounds: May 1, 2009
Credits: .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
See link to Course Materials below.


CME Information - Overview

This presentation provides a review of palliative care for heart failure and discusses approaches to integrate palliative care into any treatment program or setting. 

Educational Objectives
The intended result of this activity is increased knowledge. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to-

  • Identify palliative care needs in heart failure.
  • Assess how to integrate palliative care with heart failure care.
  • Identify necessary approaches for communication and decision-making in advanced heart failure. 

Target Audience
The intended audience for this continuing medical education activity includes cardiologists, internists, and others who work with heart failure patients.

Method of Instruction / Participation
This online enduring material comprises slide sets with text and audio derived from a live cardiology grand rounds presentation with post activity assessment and evaluation.

Evaluation / Feedback
We value your feedback; please send your suggestions and comments to the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Texas Heart Institute, cme@heart.thi.tmc.edu.

Speaker

   Sarah J. Goodlin, MD 


Sarah J. Goodlin, 
MD
President, Patient-centered Education and Research
LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare
Salt Lake City, Utah





Acknowledgement of Support
No grants were received for the production of this online enduring material.

Accreditation / Credit Designation 

Texas Heart Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Heart Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Estimated Study Time
The estimated time to complete this activity, including review of the materials and completion of the course assessment is 45 minutes.

Repurposing Statement
If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME-sponsored grand rounds entitled, Palliative Care in Heart Failure, on May 1, 2009, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity. Participants who take part in an identical activity, even in order to validate learning or to clarify specific topics, cannot claim, nor will the Texas Heart Institute award, duplicate credit for the activity.

Term of Approval  
July 9, 2009 through July 9, 2012. Continuation of CME credit from July 9, 2012 depends on a thorough review of the content for currency and accuracy.

Peer Review
In June 2009, this continuing medical education activity was reviewed for currency and accuracy of content by Patrick J. Hogan, MD, FACC, Director, Learning Resource Center and Co-Chairman, Medical Education Committee—Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas. Dr. Hogan does not have any disclosures relevant to this program.

Disclosure of Relationships
It is the intent of the Texas Heart Institute to ensure that its educational mission and its continuing medical activities in particular, should not be influenced by the special interests of individuals associated with its program.

Faculty Disclosure
In accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, faculty members have disclosed their relationships, either with one or more of the manufacturers of commercial products discussed, or with one or more of the corporate organizations offering educational grants for the live continuing medical education activity.

Sarah J. Goodlin, MD discloses the following, relevant to this program: Research Grants: St. Jude Medical Foundation and Boston Scientific Corporation. She also discusses unlabeled or investigational uses of products.
Course Materials and CME Credit 

This online enduring material comprises one presentation. By clicking on the course materials link, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the CME information provided above. After viewing the presentation, you must complete an assessment and evaluation to obtain CME credit for this activity.

Course Materials

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