Cardiothoracic Surgery Update - Summer 2023

In this CME, members of our faculty discuss a range of topics including how to recognize the benefits of robotic bronchoscopy as part of the thoracic surgeon’s armamentarium, the basics of the Nuss procedure with a patient, and why patients with COVID-associated lung failure can be very debilitated at the time of lung transplant and how they have fared after double lung transplant.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the benefits of robotic bronchoscopy as part of the thoracic surgeon’s armamentarium
  • Discuss the basics of the Nuss procedure with a patient
  • Recognize that heart failure and liver failure are intimately linked
  • Discuss some of the benefits of a team approach to the treatment of infective endocarditis with patients and their families and with colleagues
  • Explain why patients with COVID-associated lung failure can be very debilitated at the time of lung transplant and how they have fared after double lung transplant

Disclosures

All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated.

Dr. Omar Awais receives; 

  • CE Speakers' Bureau: Pinnacle Biologics

Dr. David Kaczorowski receives; 

  • Consultant: Medtronic, Abiomed
  • CE Speakers' Bureau: Abiomed
  • Content Writer: Ecmotek, LLC; Intellectual Property

No other members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh 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 University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 6/15/2023 | Last Modified On: 6/15/2023 | Expires: 6/15/2024


Published

June 15, 2023

Expires

June 15, 2024

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