CME Credit Information

Number of Credits: 1 CME Credit

Credit Type:

SA CME

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the participant should be able to

  • List common causes and understand mechanism of pericardial effusion
  • Understand the early signs and diagnosis of pericardial tamponade
  • Describe the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion

Faculty

Sanjay Kumar, M.D., F.A.S.H., F.A.C.P.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY 11203

 

Adam S. Budzikowski, M.D., Ph. D., F.H.R.S
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

Accreditation

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity qualifies as SA-CME credits for those physicians who must complete Self Assessment Modules in fulfillment of their specialty board credentialing.

These credits are accepted by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Course: PERICARDIAL EFFUSION

Target Audience

Physicians, sonographers and others who perform and/or interpret ultrasound.

System Requirements

In order to complete this program you must have a computer with a recent version of Internet Explorer or Netscape, and a printer, which is configured to print from the browser.

For any questions or problems concerning this program or for problems related to the printing of the certificate, please contact IAME at 802-824-4433 or info@iame.com.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity during the valid credit period. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 70% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME credit:

  • Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  • Study the educational content online or printed out.
  • Take the CME quiz. Choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score of 70%. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

Your CME credits will be archived in the account you create and can be accessed at any time.

Estimated Time for Completion of Tutorial: Approximately 1 hour
Date of Release and Review: August 26, 2015
Expiration Date: August 25, 2018

Disclosure

In compliance with the Essentials and Standards of the ACCME, the authors of this CME tutorial are required to disclose any significant financial or other relationships they may have with commercial interests.

Drs. Kumar and Budzikowski disclose no such relationships exist.

No one at IAME who had control over the planning or content of this activity has relationships with commercial interests.