Audience: This activity is intended for
healthcare professionals practicing in managed care environments.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR
EVALUATION and POST-TEST
Preventing blood clots (thromboembolism), and thus strokes, may be
the most important part of treating atrial fibrillation. The
AHA/ACC/HRS Updated Guidelines for Stroke Prevention in Atrial
Fibrillation were released in March 2014. There is also a new
recommendation on a more comprehensive thromboembolic risk
calculator to estimate stroke risk, the CHA2DS2-VASc calculator. Dr.
Boyle will discuss the need for stroke prevention, review the newly
released 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS guidelines and describe the new risk
Upon Completion of this
activity, participants will be able to:
Discuss the CHA2DS2-VASc
thromboembolic risk calculator
Describe the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS
Guideline for the Management of Patients with Atrial
Fibrillation recommendations regarding stroke prevention
Evaluate management strategies to
improve adherence to anticoagulation therapies
Analyze the efficacy and safety of
current and emerging anticoagulants and stroke prevention
||Noel G. Boyle, MD, PhD
UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
has no financial relationships to disclose.
Bill Williams, MD has no real or perceived financial
relationships to disclose.
Jacquelyn Smith, RN, BSN, MA, CMCN has no real or
perceived financial relationships to disclose.
Katie Eads has no real or perceived financial
relationships to disclose.
NAMCP and/or the presenter
has copyright or has received permissions for use of
materials provided in this activity.
Accreditation & Designation
The National Association of Managed Care Physicians (NAMCP) is
accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical
Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
NAMCP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA
Category I creditsTM. Each physician should claim credit
commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Association of Managed
Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission
Nurses who complete this activity and achieve a passing score will
receive 1 hour in continuing
This activity has been approved by the American Board of Managed
Care Nursing for 1.0 contact hours toward CMCN recertification
This activity is
supported by an educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim
NAMCP and/or this website does not
provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. NAMCP does not
endorse or imply endorsement of the content on any linked website.
This website is to be used as an informational resource. With any
health related concern, consult with your physician or healthcare