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Case 2—A UC Patient with Recurrent Steroid Use: Step Up?

Case 2—A UC Patient with Recurrent Steroid Use: Step Up?

Format

Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

January 19, 2018

Expires

January 19, 2019
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
0.50 / CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accredited Provider

Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Strategic Consultants International

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A. Inc.

Intended Audience

Intended for physicians and registered nurses engaged in the care of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC)

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess when it is appropriate to step up therapy for a UC patient who is dependent upon corticosteroids

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) 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 (COI) they may have related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity under the Faculty section below.

Faculty

Course author:
Miguel D. Regueiro, MD

IBD Clinical Medical Director
Associate Chief for Education
Senior Medical Lead of Specialty Medical Homes
Co-Director
Total Care-IBD
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Regueiro discloses the following:
Consulting Fees: Abbvie, Takeda, Amgen, Janssen, Pfizer, UCB

Joint Provider Disclosures

The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN, and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, have nothing to disclose. The SCI planners and managers, Ian Morgan, MSc, and Elena Urso, BSc, have nothing to disclose.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MCM Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Designation Statement

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.50

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MCM Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.

Designation Statement

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.50 contact hours.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This education activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indication, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, a review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered the patient management question, read the case study, completed the evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

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