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Activity Title

Standardizing the Pulmonary Embolism care with Pulmonary Embolism Response Teams (PERT)


Program Goals

Pulmonary embolism (PE) is the 3rd leading cause of inpatient cardiovascular mortality after myocardial infarction (MI) and Stroke. Management of PE has undergone a paradigm shift given advancement in treatment options like catheter directed treatment options, ECMO and surgical embolectomy. Ideal patient selection and risk stratification still remains a challenge. Multi-disciplinary Pulmonary embolism response teams (PERT) can handle such scenarios in real time and in an evidence-based manner. This presentation will cover several key aspects of developing a PERT team, and how it can target patient centered care.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for medical professionals who have a clinical interest in the management of pulmonary embolisms as seen by the following medical specialists: Pulmonologists, Hospitalists, Intensivists, Primary Care Providers, Internists, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

After completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Interpret Pulmonary embolism epidemiology.
  2. Describe evolution and structure of pulmonary embolism response team (PERT).
  3. Implement the role of PERT teams on acute PE management.
  4. Apply PERT’s role in transition of care and longitudinal out patient care.


Parth Rali, MD
Associate Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Director, PERT Program
Temple University Health System
Chair, National PERT Consortium Protocol Committee

Educational Activity Agenda

Front Matter and Registration (5 minutes)
Educational Presentation (44 minutes and 36 seconds)
Post Test, Evaluation & Certificate delivery (10 minutes)
Total Activity: (60 minutes and 36 seconds)

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: November 15, 2021
Expiration Date: November 15, 2023

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, The Albert J. Finestone, M.D., Office for Continuing Medical Education that anyone in a position to control the content of a certified educational activity must disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines ineligible companies as “those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.” Speakers must also disclose discussions of unlabeled/ unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations. The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University has policies in place that will identify and mitigate all conflicts of interest prior to the educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be communicated to learners prior to the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

The faculty disclosed the following financial relationships with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity.

Parth Rali, MD
• Consultant: Janssen

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.

Course Directors, Planners, and Managers Disclosures

The course directors, planners, and managers disclosed the following financial relationships with ineligible companies related to the content of this educational activity:

Parth Rali, MD (Course Director and Faculty)
• Consultant: Janssen

Heather Greaves (Manager)
• Nothing to disclose

Arnold I. Meyer, Ed.D, FACEHP (Planner and CME Staff)
• Nothing to disclose

Katrina Ilagan (CME Staff) 
• Nothing to disclose

Erin R. Camac, DO, FCCP (Reviewer)
• Nothing to disclose

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Certification Statement

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Obtain CME Credit

Attendees are expected to view all presentations before attempting to take the test and/or complete the activity evaluation. Successful completion will lead to the issuance of a certificate for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  To receive credit, the course must be completed between November 15, 2021 - November 15, 2023. 

Participation in this activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hour. Please follow these steps in order to receive CME/CE credit for viewing the webcast:
• Read all of the CME/CE accreditation information above.
• View the complete electronic (web) activity.
• Click on the link to apply for CME/CE credits.
• Complete the online registration (registration is free).
• Complete the online test and/or evaluation. Participants must receive a test score of at least 75% and answer all evaluation questions to receive a certificate.

After successfully completing the online test and/or evaluation, your application will be immediately processed, and you will be given the opportunity to download a personalized CME/CE certificate for participation in this activity.

Should you have any CME questions regarding this activity, please contact:

The Albert J. Finestone, MD Office for Continuing Medical Education
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
3500 North Broad Street
11th Floor MERB, Room 1111S
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Main CME Phone:  215-707-4787
Fax:  215-707-8268




No commercial support has been provided for this activity.


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