Nursing Perspectives: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Accreditation Information
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CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and physician assistants involved in the care of patients
with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
STATEMENT OF NEED
Nurses and physician assistants play a vital role in the care and management of IBD for patients. Given the rise of IBD cases, the
chronic nature of the disease, and new therapies being developed at a rapid pace, it is vital that nurses and PAs at all levels and in all
areas of practice have the knowledge and skill set to manage patients with IBD. This program provides nurses and PAs with the latest
advances in therapies and management strategies to improve patient care.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
Describe current research involving genetics and causation for IBD
Utilize current and emerging therapies to maximize IBD patient outcomes by using the most appropriate treatments
Identify the differences between "top-down"and "bottom-up" approaches to treatment
Implement strategies to improve adherence to IBD treatment regimens
Assist patients to make better lifestyle choices by helping them identify lifestyle factors affecting their IBD disease course
Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT CREDIT
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.50 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 1.5 hours earned in this activity are
considered GI-specific for purposes of re-certification by contact hours through ABCGN.
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be provided to you via email within 4-6 weeks.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who
are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of
this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies
mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
This activity is jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America in
collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Commercial support for this activity is provided by independent medical education grants from
American Regent, Inc., a subsidiary of Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Services, LLC, and Shire.
Additional non-commercial sponsorship provided by a grant from The Fondren Foundation.