This activity has been designed
to meet the educational needs of physician
assistants and nurse practitioners in primary care
with patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, particularly
acute coronary syndrome.
Original Release Date: October 2011
Expiration Date: October 31, 2012
Estimated Time to Complete this Activity: 1 hour
Medium: Printed journal and online CE/CME
The primary objective of
this educational initiative is to provide clinicians in primary
care with the most up-to-date information regarding
the use and interpretation of cardiac biomarkers
to confirm or rule out certain cardiovascular
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
Grant R. Brame, MSPAS, PA-C, is a cardiothoracic
surgery PA at Fairfield Medical Center in
Lancaster, Ohio. William A. Childers Jr, EdD, PA-C,
is Academic Coordinator at the Marietta College
Physician Assistant Program in Marietta, Ohio.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for
a maximum of 1.0 hour of American Academy of
Physician Assistants (AAPA) Category I CME credit
by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is
valid for one year from the issue date of October
2011. Participants may submit the self-assessment at
any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s
CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs
and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material
Successful completion of the self-assessment is required
to earn Category I CME credit. Successful
completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least
Nurse Practitioners: This program has been approved by the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA) for 1.0 contact hour.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The faculty reported the following financial relationships
or relationships to products or devices they
or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests
related to the content of this CME activity:
Grant R. Brame, MSPAS, PA-C, and William A.
Childers Jr, EdD, PA-C, reported no significant financial
relationship with any commercial entity related to
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION
The fee for
participating and receiving CME credit for this activity is $10.00. During the period October 2011 through October 31, 2012, participants must:
If you have any questions, e-mail CR.email@example.com. Upon successful completion of
an online posttest, with a score of 70% or better,
and the completion of the online activity evaluation form, a statement of credit will be made available immediately.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
educational activity may contain discussion of published
and/or investigational uses of agents that are
not indicated by the FDA. AAPA, The NPA, and
Quadrant HealthCom Inc. do not recommend the
use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in this educational activity
are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent
the views of AAPA, The NPA, or Quadrant
HealthCom Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing
information for each product for discussion of approved
indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and the possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.