Durability of Drug-Coated Balloons for AV Fistula Maintenance: Applying Long-Term Data to Practice

Durability of Drug-Coated Balloons for AV Fistula Maintenance: Applying Long-Term Data to Practice

On-Demand Webcast
FACULTY

Andrew Holden, MBChB, FRANZCR, EBIR, ONZM
Associate Professor
Director of Interventional Radiology
Auckland Hospital
Auckland, New Zealand

Ari D. Kramer, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Director, Vascular Access Surgery and Intervention
Former Chairman of Surgery
Spartanburg Hospital System
Spartanburg, South Carolina

Terry F. Litchfield, MPA, CPC
Patient Advocate
President, Access Solutions
Blanchardville, Wisconsin

Monnie Wasse, MD, MPH, FASN, FASDIN
Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair Operations, Dept of Medicine
Director, Interventional Nephrology
Rush University Medical Center
Past-President, American Society of Diagnostic & Interventional Nephrology
Chicago, Illinois

PROVIDER STATEMENT

Provided by North American Center for Continuing Medical Education, LLC (NACCME), an HMP Global Company.

For questions regarding this educational activity, please call 609-371-1137 or email info@naccme.com.

INTENDED LEARNERS

This activity is designed for nephrologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, nurses, PAs, and vascular and interventional techs. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  • Understand and apply the recent long-term data on drug coated balloons to practice
  • Identify best practices for hemodialysis fistula maintenance
  • Minimize the rate of reintervention in these dialysis patients
CLAIMING CREDIT

To be eligible for credit, participants must complete the online activity and the evaluation. Upon completing the activity, there will be instructions on how to complete the evaluation and print a certificate or other documentation of credit.

Release Date: June 4, 2021
Expiration Date: June 4, 2023
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.00 hour

There is no fee associated with this activity.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

NACCME would like to thank the following company who has supported "Durability of Drug-Coated Balloons for AV Fistula Maintenance: Applying Long-Term Data to Practice" through educational grant support: Medtronic

CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

In support of improving patient care, NACCME 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.

PHYSICIANS

NACCME designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NURSING

This continuing nursing education internet enduring activity awards 1.00 contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13255 for 1.00 contact hour. 

NURSE PRACTITIONER

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

NACCME has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with the AAPA CME Criteria. This internet enduring activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 credit(s). PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

VASCULAR & INTERVENTIONAL RADIOGRAPHERS

Durability of Drug-Coated Balloons for AV Fistula Maintenance: Applying Long-Term Data to Practice taking place from June 4, 2021 to June 4, 2023 has been approved for 1.00 A+ ARRT CE credits by the Association for Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR). The AVIR is an ARRT Recognized Continuing Education Evaluating Mechanism, (RCEEM).

USE OF PROPRIETARY NAMES

This continuing medical education activity may include device or medicine brand names for participant clarity purposes only, due to the presence of different branded versions of the same product. No product promotion or recommendation should be inferred.

UNAPPROVED AND/OR INVESTIGATIONAL USES OF DRUGS AND DEVICES

This activity may contain information about experimental and other uses of drugs or devices that are not currently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) of the European Union or the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States. Participants are strongly encouraged to consult approved product labeling for any drug or device mentioned in this activity before use. The opinions expressed during this activity are the opinions of the respective authors, presenters or moderators and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of NACCME.

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FACULTY

The faculty has reported the following:

Dr. Holden: Advisory Board— Shockwave Medical; Clinical Investigator— Shockwave Medical

Dr. Kramer: Advisory Board— Medtronic; Consultant— Medtronic

Ms. Litchfield: Advisory Board— Medtronic; Consultant— Medtronic

Dr. Wasse: Consultant— Medtronic

CLINICAL REVIEWER

Peter Oettgen, MD
Preventive Cardiologist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Oettgen has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

PLANNING COMMITTEE

Susie Seaman, NP, MSN, CWOCN (Nurse Planner)
Susie Seaman Wound Care Consulting
San Diego, California

Ms. Seaman has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

NACCME planners and staff include Samantha Conforti, Randy Robbin, Greaton Sellers, Margaret Stefan, and Colleen Waters.

No NACCME planner or staff has disclosed a relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).

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