17075 - Fast Fact Course 8 Prognosis in Non-Cancer Illnesses

Course Description:   Prognostic indicators for patients with advanced cancer have been well-studied and described in the published medical literature. A paucity of resources, however, are available delineating prognostic considerations in non-cancer illnesses.  Particularly, which clinical factors can reliably guide hospice eligibility in patients with chronic, life-limiting illnesses such as dementia, heart failure, cirrhosis, renal failure, or emphysema? Clinicians who care for patients with such illnesses should be aware of the existing medical literature regarding prognostic factors in these illnesses.  With this knowledge, clinicians can better counsel patients on when to consider limits to life-prolonging interventions and/or hospice referrals. In this module, users can attain 1.0 hours of CME credit after successful completion of the following tasks:

  1. Content review of ten Fast Facts and Concepts covering the following topics:
    1. COPD prognosis
    2. CHF prognosis
    3. Dementia prognosis
    4. CPR survival data
    5. Liver failure prognosis
    6. Dialysis prognosis
    7. Anoxic brain injury prognosis
    8. Traumatic brain injury prognosis
    9. Uremic calciphylaxis
    10. Illness trajectories
  2. A score of 70% or higher on a 10 question quiz covering this content
  3. Completion of a course evaluation

Module 8: Fast Facts #141, #143, #150, #179, #189, #191, #234, #239, #325, #326

To review Fast Facts for Module 8 go to PCNOW:  https://www.mypcnow.org/cme-landing

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, palliative care care givers

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe four common illness trajectories.
  2. List three key prognostic indicators for five life-limiting non-cancer illnesses
  3. Describe at least four factors predictive of failure to survive cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
01/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
Cost:
$0.00
Parent activity set: 

In accordance with the ACCME® standard for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. The following in control of content had no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Sean Marks, MD
David Weissman, MD
Drew Rosielle, MD

In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved:

AuthorCompanyRole
Frank FerrisValeant/SalixAuthor
Bridget ProtusOptum Hospice PharmacyAuthor
Debra GordonPaciraAuthor
April ZehmIntefritas Communicaitons and Global Education GroupAuthor
 

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 

The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2017
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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