Inpatient Psychiatric Evaluation for Organ Transplantation
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Expires on Apr 11, 2025
Credit Offered
0.5 CME Credit
0.5 COP Credit

Psychiatry plays an important role in organ transplantation due to the high prevalence in psychiatric illness in medical conditions that lead to the indication for organ transplantation, the negative impact of untreated psychiatric or addictive disorders unpon the medical outcomes after transplantation, and due to the organ shortage. This presentation will discuss the most important aspect of the psychiatric evaluation of organ transplant candidates in the inpatient setting.

Learning Objectives

  • Complete a comprehensive pre-transplant psychiatric evaluation in the inpatient setting
  • Determine the clinical status and urgency of organ transplantation
  • Identify psychiatric and behavioral factors that may impact the care of organ transplant patients

Target Audience

Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: April 11, 2022
End Date: April 11, 2025

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned. 

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

  • Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, FACLP, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Transplant Psychiatry Services at Yale New Haven Hospital; Associate Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital, has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Consultant - Alexion, Vivet Pharmaceuticals, Untragenyx.

Planning Committee Disclosures

  • Mallika Lavakumar, M.D., Psychiatrist, VA Northeast Ohio Health System and MetroHealth Medical Center, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • James Rustad, M.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine; Community Based Outpatient Clinic Supervisory Psychiatrist at White River Junction VA Medical Center/Burlington Lakeside VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Ally Brown, M.S., Associate Director, Online Learning, American Psychiatric Association, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Technical Requirements

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  • Internet Explorer 11+

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  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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