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Colchicine for Acute MI
Description

This activity was planned with a goal to add competence with regard to colchicine as part of evidence-based optimal medical therapy for patients presenting with acute myocardial infarction.

CME and MOC Information

Accreditation Statement

Physicians
The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACCF designates this enduring material for a maximum of up to .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

While offering CME credits noted above, this program is not intended to provide extensive training or certification in the field.

 

MOC
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for adult cardiovascular physicians, family physicians, internists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

 

Important Dates:

Date of Release: June 10, 2020
Term of Approval/Date of CME/CE Expiration: June 10, 2023

 

Learner Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:

  • Describe the patient population in whom colchicine 0.5 mg daily has demonstrated benefit for reducing composite recurrent ischemic events following acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
  • Explain which individual ischemic cardiovascular outcomes are reduced by adding colchicine 0.5 mg daily to optimal medical therapy following AMI.
  • Determine an appropriate duration of treatment with colchicine for an individual patient.
  • React appropriately to drug-drug interaction alerts that will arise when prescribing colchicine in cardiac patients.

 

Method of Participation and CME/CNE Certificate
Requesting AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ and continuing education credit for this activity


To request credit, you must:

 

  • Read all text and view all tables and/or figures in the case for which you wish to receive credit.
  • Answer the questions in each case for which you wish to claim credit. After you have answered all the questions, click on the Exam Summary button. A Claim Credit button will appear on this page if you have achieved a passing score of 70% or better. If you did not achieve a passing score, please click the Reset Scores link and retake the exam.
  • Click the Claim Credit button and answer the evaluation questions in the pop-up window.
  • Enter the total amount of time you actually spent in the activity in the box provided. Please note that you may only claim once for each module in this activity. Click Submit.
  • You will receive a message that your request has been submitted and a link to view your certificate. You may view and download the certificate when you receive the message, you may also view it at any time in the My Transcript section of My ACC.

 

This CME-certified activity may contain links to other educational resources such as clinical trial summaries, journal articles, guidelines, etc., that may not be CME-certified. Please note that clicking on the links provided to view these resources will open new windows, which are outside of this CME-certified activity.

 

Authors:
Emily Young, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP

Shawn Gregory, MD, FACC


Peer Reviewers:
Konstantinos D. Boudoulas, MD, FACC

Valerian L. Fernandes, MBBS, FACC

Objectives
Upon completion of this program, you should be able to:
  • Describe the patient population in whom colchicine 0.5 mg daily has demonstrated benefit for reducing composite recurrent ischemic events following acute myocardial infarction (AMI).
  • Explain which individual ischemic cardiovascular outcomes are reduced by adding colchicine 0.5 mg daily to optimal medical therapy following AMI.
  • Determine an appropriate duration of treatment with colchicine for an individual patient.
  • React appropriately to drug-drug interaction alerts that will arise when prescribing colchicine in cardiac patients.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Available Jun 08, 2020 to Jun 08, 2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered: 0.25 ABIM-MOC Point
0.25 CME Credit
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