Released: 06/03/2021 Expires: 06/30/2022 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
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Overview Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a type of pulmonary hypertension (PH), which generally refers to high blood pressure of the arteries of the lungs and may be caused by a variety of conditions. While considered an uncommon condition, if PAH is not treated early, it is associated with worsening symptoms, significant morbidity, and a 5-year survival rate of approximately 40% to 60%. Major challenges in the care of patients with PAH include delayed diagnosis, delayed initiation of appropriate treatment, delayed referral to PAH specialty centers, and underutilization of evidence-based treatment recommendations. Listen to two expert PAH nurse practitioners explain why NPs in primary care have such a crucial role in the management of patients with this complex disease.
Describe the disease pathology associated with Group 1 PAH.
Identify symptoms associated with PAH.
List evidence-based measures used to establish a diagnosis of PAH.
Identify when patients with PAH should be referred to PH care centers.
Describe current evidence-based strategies used to manage PAH.
Speakers Martha Kingman, FNP, DNP Susanne E. McDevitt, MSN, ACNP-BC
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Martha Kingman, FNP-C, DNP, discloses relationships with the following companies:
Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US, Inc., Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson: honoraria and speakers bureau for pulmonary hypertension
Bayer: speakers’ bureau for pulmonary hypertension
United Therapeutics: speakers’ bureau for pulmonary hypertension
Susanne E. McDevitt, MSN, ACNP-BC, has received consulting fees for pulmonary hypertension from the following companies:
This continuing education activity is supported by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson. All other Planners have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
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1.25 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 0.5 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology