Episode 4: VTE Prevention and Transitions of Care: What to Do at and After Discharge

The goal of this activity is to review strategies to preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in medically-ill hospitalized patients at the time of discharge and beyond.
 
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
 
Medium: Online Presentation
 
Commercial Support: This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for cardiologists, primary care physicians, hematology/oncology specialists, nurses and pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:
 
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Use of effective transition of care strategies to improve VTE prevention post-hospital discharge in medically ill patients
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
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CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Medscape
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Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.25 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 0.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
07/20/2020
Activity expires: 
07/20/2021
FACULTY
Charles P. Vega, MD
Clinical Professor, Family Medicine
Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC)
Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
 
Alex C. Spyropoulos, MD
Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Professor
Institute for Health Innovations and Outcomes Research
Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
System Director
Anticoagulation and Clinical Thrombosis, Northwell Health
Manhasset, New York
COURSE REVIEWER
Matthew Sorrentino, MD, FACC, FAHA
Vice Chair for Clinical Operations
Department of Medicine
Section of Cardiology
University of Chicago Medicine
 
 

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Accreditation Statements
 
In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
 
Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Nursing Credit
Awarded 0.25 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; 0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

Pharmacist Credit
Medscape designates this continuing education activity for 0.25 contact hour(s) (0.025 CEUs) (Universal Activity Number: JA0007105-0000-20-290-H01-P).
 
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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