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The AHA’s Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Course is an eLearning course that supports the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guideline for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society, which was published in the journal Circulation in March 2014.
The Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation Course is a self-paced, continuing education (CE) product that requires participants to work through six patient cases with review questions. The course teaches the background, pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic tools, treatment options, stroke risks and patient education for atrial fibrillation.
Upon completion of the course the learner will be able to:
- Identify the incidence, pathophysiology and progression of atrial fibrillation
- Understand the symptoms, assessment tools and diagnostic tools available in the diagnosis of atrial
- Use treatments specific to the AHA guidelines to provide evidence-based care to patients
- Recognize methods of preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation
- Self-directed, web-based course
- Features six interactive modules that must be completed in order
- The first CE (continuing education) course to cover the new 2014 AHA guidelines
- Includes online exam that must be passed with a score of 84% or higher
- Includes printable certificate of completion
- Students have access to all information in the online course for 24 months, following activation of their course key
- Average completion time for the online portion is 1 ½ hours
- After passing the online test, participants can apply to receive CE credits, if desired.
- Online portion is compatible with Windows and MAC OS Operating Systems
This course is designed for physicians, nurses and pharmacists who provide care for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation.
Continuing Education (CE) Information:
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation—Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
(ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.
The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation—Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.25 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
Continuing Education Accreditation—Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations
accredited by the ACCME.
Continuing Education Accreditation—Nurses
The American Heart Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.75 contact hours.
Continuing Education Accreditation—Pharmacists*
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Credit: 1.00 Contact Hours or 1.50 CEUs. Universal Program Number: 0256-0000-14-702-H01-P. *Please be advised, learners must claim CME/CE pharmacy credit within 30 days after an activity concludes.