Endobronchial Ultrasonography: A Practical Approach

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To receive CME/CE credits, participants must review the program materials in their entirety and complete the online post examination and evaluation with a score of 70% or better.

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Operating Systems:  Windows 2000 or higher, (MS Surface and other MS mobile devices compatible), MAC OSX 10.3 or higher, Mac iOS 5.0 or higher (iPad, iPhone compatible), Android 4.3 or higher (most Android mobile devices compatible).

Effective Date: February 1, 2019
Expiration Date: January 31, 2021
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual Voice-Over with Slides
Maximum Credits: 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Often times first step on workup for intrathoracic abnormalities involve transthoracic sample acquisition. Understanding correct EBUS application and patient section are key to perform the correct procedure and expedites proper treatment.

At the conclusion of the webinar, the learner should have gained an enhanced understanding of intrathoracic lymph node anatomy, sampling techniques, and clinical usefulness of various endobronchial ultrasound guided diagnostic approaches; thereby improving patient outcomes.

Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

Target Audience

This program is intended for Pulmonologists, Bronchoscopists, Critical Care Physicians, Radiologic Technologists and those interested in expanding their knowledge in Bronchoscopy Procedures.

Outcome Objectives

Upon completion of this CME/CE activity the healthcare provider will be able to:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the technical aspects and clinical application of EBUS.
  2. Recognize anatomical landmarks and sampling strategies.
  3. Optimize specimen handling.

Authorized and Presented by

Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy

Moderator

Dr. Michael Pritchett Michael A. Pritchett, DO, MPH
Director, Chest Center of the Carolinas at FirstHealth
Director, Critical Care, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospita
President of the Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy

Dr. Michael Pritchett serves as the SAB President, is an advanced bronchoscopist board certified in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. Private practice physician with Pinehurst Medical Clinic for more than 10 years. Active in multiple clinical trials. Most recently published his work on the use intraoperative cone-beam CT (CBCT) to assist with the biopsy of peripheral nodules.

Faculty

Gustavo Cumbo Nacheli MD FCCP DAABIP Gustavo Cumbo Nacheli MD FCCP DAABIP
Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Michigan State University School of Medicine
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Dr. Gustavo Cumbo-Nacheli is a board-certified interventional pulmonologist, critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine physician. Dr. Cumbo-Nacheli’s clinical interests include bronchoscopic treatment of lung cancer, tracheal diseases, complex airway disorders, bronchopleural fistulas and diseases of the pleura using specialized procedures such as airway stenting, endobronchial ablation, endobronchial valves, bronchioplasty and rigid bronchoscopy.

John Egan III MD FCCP DAABIP John Egan III MD FCCP DAABIP
Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology
Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Michigan State University School of Medicine
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Dr. John Egan is a board-certified interventional pulmonologist, critical care medicine and pulmonary medicine physician practicing in interventional pulmonology for 3 years. Dr. Egan’s is especially interested in lung cancer and pleural disease.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. FCM requires everyone in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any relevant financial conflicts of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity and having occurred within the last 12 months. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by FCM for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the material or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care.

“A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients.”

Disclosures

Faculty:

All planners, faculty, presenters, and reviewers for this activity have NO relevant relationships with commercial interest to disclose.

Faculty whose lectures may include discussion of off label or investigational use have been asked to disclose their relevant relationships:
Gustavo Cumbo Nacheli MD FCCP DAABIP has nothing to disclose.
John Egan III MD FCCP DAABIP has nothing to disclose.

Accreditation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Foundation for Care Management (FCM) and Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy (SAB). The Foundation for Care Management is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

FCM designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.

The ACCME defines a “Commercial Interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

To receive CME/CE credits, participants must review the program materials in their entirety and complete the online post examination and evaluation with a score of 70% or better. A statement of credit will be available for printing upon successful completion.

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Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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