The management of heart failure is constantly evolving and advancing. Heart failure guidelines recommend prevention through optimal management of risk factors and comorbidities. Substantial evidence now exists which support the use of natriuretic peptide biomarkers to assist with the diagnosis or exclusion of heart failure in both chronic and acute care settings. This educational program will address these findings.
This activity is accredited for physicians and nurses (see CME Assessment for post-test). The webinar will be available on-demand after the live portion with downloads of the transcript and educational slides posted (see Downloads). There is no charge for this activity.
Medavera, Inc. has partnered with Community Health Ventures, Inc., the National Association of Community Health Centers' (NACHC) business affiliate to provide this educational program to healthcare professionals.
Planned and developed by Medavera, Inc. with educational support provided by Quidel.
Dr. Yee received his medical degree from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and completed his Family Practice Residency and was Chief Resident at the University of California-San Francisco in Fresno. He obtained his MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
Dr. Yee was employed by United Health Centers in Parlier, California, an 8-site Community-Migrant health center for over two decades. He became a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) in 2010. He served as faculty and team coach for two Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Patient Visit Redesign Collaboratives and two Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Redesign-Finance Collaboratives. Dr.Yee is a graduate of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) EXCELL Leadership Program, served on the NACHC board and was elected to the Executive Committee as Treasurer. He was a member of the National Advisory Council for the National Health Service Corps.
Through his 20-year health center service, Dr. Yee has developed a passion for patient care and communicates a unique blend of clinical practice style efficiency and care team focus coupled with practical financial applications and organizational transformation. He accepted the position as Chief Medical Officer for NACHC in 2013 and serves in the Bethesda, Maryland office.
Frank Peacock is Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is the past Chief Medical Officer and prior President of the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. Previously, Dr. Peacock served as Professor, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and was Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine Research at the Cleveland Clinic where he also served as Director of Event Medicine (responsible for the medical care of the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Cleveland Indians’ Stadiums).
He has more than 500 publications, is a two-time winner of the Best Research Paper of the Year Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the 2019 Ray Bahr Award for Excellence from the American College of Cardiology. He is a frequently invited speaker for domestic and international cardiology and emergency medicine meetings. Finally, he is the founder of Comprehensive Research Associates, LLC, and Emergencies in Medicine, LLC.
William E. (“Rusty”) Chavey graduated from the University of Texas with an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch before completing a residency in family medicine at the University of Michigan in 1995 where he served as Chief Resident. Following two years on the faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina, he returned to the University of Michigan in 1997 where he is currently an Associate Professor and Service Chief in the Department of Family Medicine. He has clinical expertise in hospital medicine and cardiology and has published extensively on the management of congestive heart failure. Dr. Chavey has also worked in Africa in collaboration with the University of Michigan Ross School of Business on initiatives to develop sustainable models of health care.
His clinical and research interests include general family medicine, heart disease, congestive heart failure, chronic disease management, hospital medicine and global health. He serves as a reviewer for several journals and as Associate Editor for Physicians First Watch. In 2013, Dr Chavey became the founder and President of Emmaus Health, a Catholic primary care health initiative.
Beth Towery Davidson is the Director of the Heart Failure Disease Management Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN. She is an AAHFN (American Association of Heart Failure Nurses) charter member and is currently serving as President Elect.
She has authored and co-authored several publications, and most recently, was a contributing author for the AAHFN Advanced Heart Failure textbook.
In addition to AAHFN, Beth is a member of the Middle Tennessee Advanced Practice Nurses, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Sigma Theta Tau International, Heart Failure Society of America and a founding member of the Middle Tennessee Heart Failure Journal Club. Beth received the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award for Advanced Practice and the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Alumni Award for Clinical Achievement in 2007. She earned her BSN from Western Kentucky University, her MSN from Vanderbilt University, and in 2007 completed her DNP from University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center.
Physicians - This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through ScientiaCME. ScientiaCME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
ScientiaCME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses - Educational Review Systems is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Provider # 5-115. This program is approved for 1 hour of continuing nursing education. Educational Review Systems is also approved for nursing continuing education by the state of California, the state of Florida and the District of Columbia.