Beyond Anemia: Addressing Iron Deficiency in Patients with Heart Failure

Beyond Anemia: Addressing Iron Deficiency in Patients with Heart Failure

Beyond Anemia: Addressing Iron Deficiency in Patients with Heart Failure
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Put yourself to the test in this interactive virtual simulation designed to help you better manage your patients with HFrEF and iron deficiency.

Available credits: 0.25

Time to complete: 15 minutes

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  • Overview

    Are you up for the challenge? Take part in this virtual patient simulation about the management of patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). In the role of cardiologist, you will care for 2 patients: 1 inpatient and 1 outpatient. Dr. Josep Comin-Colet is your mentor for this simulation. He will guide you to your goal of developing the clinical decision skills necessary to improve patient outcomes, overall health, and quality of life for your patients with HFrEF.

  • 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.

    Faculty:
    Josep Comin Colet, MD, PhD
    Professor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences
    University of Barcelona School of Medicine
    Barcelona, Spain 

    Consulting Fees: Vifor Pharma

    Reviewers/Content Planners/Authors:

    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Megan Clem has nothing to disclose.
    • Cindy Davidson has nothing to disclose.
    • Amanda Hilferty has nothing to disclose.
    • Brian P. McDonough, MD, FAAFP, has nothing to disclose.
    • James Seternus, DO, has nothing to disclose.
    • Mario Trucillo, PhD, MS, has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

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

    • Develop screening practices for iron deficiency in patients with heart failure (HF)
    • Describe the role of iron deficiency and its repletion in the pathophysiology of HF
    • Incorporate emerging data on the management of iron deficiency in patients with HF into clinical decision-making
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists, nephrologists, primary care physicians, and all other allied healthcare professionals involved in diagnosing and treating HF.

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    In support of improving patient care, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) 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.

    The American Medical Association has an agreement of mutual recognition of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), the accreditation body for European countries. Physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to UEMS-European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education CME credits (ECMECs) should contact the UEMS at mutualrecognition@uems.eu.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this Podcast PLUS activity for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) designates this activity for .25 nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Our ultimate goal is to improve the care being delivered to patients, and our high quality, evidence-based CME initiatives reflect our dedication to the creation and execution of excellence and are the product of shared research, knowledge, and clinical practice skills across the healthcare continuum.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Vifor Pharma.

  • 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 Medtelligence. 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 patients’ 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 Medtelligence you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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