Portal Hypertension

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 18, 2020
  • Expires: Nov 17, 2023
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
  • Average User Rating:
    ( Ratings)
This content was recorded from the live event on November 18, 2020. If you attended and claimed credit, please do not complete this release. 


Edgar R.  Salas Edgar R. Salas, MD
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
Danville, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Gastroenterology is a new specialty that has been re-introduced to Ephraim McDowell Health. As a result, patients with specific GI-issues are now more frequently cared for in the Regional Medical Center. Staff such as hospitalist, pharmacist, nursing, etc. have identified from previous CE survey's that they would benefit from a better understanding of the psychophysiology and treatment algorithm for certain GI-related conditions

EMH was without GI services for multiple years. The duration of time since caring for these types of patients + staff turnover warrents re-education on certain disease state (GI related) in order to optimize care. A refresher of foundational knowledge for this patient population (gastroenterology) now being cared for at EMH is needed.

Target Audience

Physicians, PA's, Pharmacists


Upon completition of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the basic pathophysiology of portal hypertension
2. Evaluate the basis of the dynamic changes in portal hypertension
3. Assess the anatomic differences that contribute to portal hypertension
4. Identify the most common causes of portal hypertension in the US
5. Indicate the modern practices of diagnosis
6. Outline the principles of treatment of ascites and variceal hemorrhage


Joint Accreditation Logo

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral and Epraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA credit:
This enduring activity is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACGME Competencies - Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement

ACPE credit

This knowledge-based activity will award 0.1 contact hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. 


Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is collaborated with Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.