Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session focuses on cardiac device management at the end of life from an ethical and legal perspective. Current research will be reviewed as will recommendations from the heart rhythm society. The learner will also leave with techniques on how to identify patients and ways to help facility staff manage patients when awaiting device deactivation.
Differentiate physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia from withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatments reviewing ethical-legal considerations.
Update current state of research in device management at the end of life.
Identify techniques geriatric and palliative care providers can use when discussing deactivation with patients, families and other care providers.
Develop practical skills in teaching patients and families how to deactivate the ICD in the event of a V-Tach/V-Fib storm or when awaiting permanent deactivation.
Speakers(s): Tanya L. Stewart, MD
Disclosure(s): Tanya L Stewart, MD has no financial disclosures to report.