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Reaching the Hard-To-Reach PH Patients: Issues and Answers

Defining the Difficult to Reach PAH Patient

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  • Overview

    Many patients with pulmonary hypertension live outside of the normal patient referral channels or do not have ready access to PH centers of excellence. Further, their primary care provider, if they have one, may not be aware of or comfortable with referral processes to PH centers of excellence. This roundtable of experts explores some of the issues surrounding gathering in these potential "lost" patients. Potential solutions to gathering these hard-to-reach patients under the umbrella of PH care are considered.  

  • Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with pulmonary hypertension.

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    1. Describe best practices for recognizing, managing, and referring patients appropriately
    2. Engage providers in lower-income geographies and discuss best practices to identify at-risk patients
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and TotalCME, Inc. GLC is jointly accredited by the American 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.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 1 hour of Nursing contact hour. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for 1 contact hour/0.1 CEUs of Pharmacy contact hours. 

    The Universal Activity Number for this program is JA0006235-0000-22-009-H01-P. This learning activity is knowledge-based. Your CE credits will be electronically submitted to the NABP upon successful completion of the activity. Pharmacists with questions can contact NABP customer service (custserv@nabp.net). 

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    The following faculty has reported relationships with ineligible companies:

    Richard Channick, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from Janssen, Bayer and Aria CV; and receives consulting fees from Janssen, Bayer, Gossamer, Acceleron and Third Pole.

    Jean Elwing, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives resarch funds from Actelion/Janssen, Reata, United Therapeutics, Liquidia, Phase Bio, Complexa, Gossamer Bio, Bayer, Acceleron, Altavant, Arena, Aerovate and Lung LLC; and receives consulting fees from Acceleron, Janssen, United Therapeutics, Altavant, Aerovate, Bayer, Gossamer Bio and Liquidia.

    Rajan Saggar, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives research funds from PhaseBio, United Therapeutics, Aria, Acceleron and Third Pole; receives consulting fees from United Therapeutics, Acceleron,  J&J (Actelion) and Third Pole.

    Oksana A Shlobin, MD, faculty for this educational event, receives consulting fees from Altavant, Acceleron, United Therapeutics, Bayer and J&J.

    All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.

    The following reviewers/planners have reported no relationships with ineligible companies:

    Dixon W. Wilde, PhD., FAHA, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Chad McQueen, PharmD, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, planner for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and TotalCME, Inc. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. 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 possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of MedEd On The Go you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

    Reproduction Prohibited
    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

  • Acknowledgement

    This activity is supported by educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Division of Janssen Pharmaceuticals and United Therapeutics Corporation.

    Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and TotalCME, Inc. 

  • Fee Statement

    This activity is FREE to all participants.

  • Instructions for Completion

    During the period 04/20/2022 through 04/20/2023, registered participants wishing to receive continuing education credit for this activity must follow these steps:

    1. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    2. Answer a pre-program question.
    3. View the program.
    4. Complete the post-test with a score of 100%. 
    5. Complete activity evaluation.
    6. Apply for credit and either bank your credits or print your certificate.

    For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.

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