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Treating to Target in Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Patient Simulation

Treating to Target in Patients with Gout and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Patient Simulation

Format

Patient Case Simulations

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

April 12, 2017

Expires

July 28, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
1.00 / CE for Nurses (1.00 pharmacotherapeutic credit)
1.00 / CE for Nurse Practititioners
1.00 / CE for Pharmacists (0.10 CEUs)

Note on Credits for Nurse Practitioners
Nurse practitioners who wish to claim pharmacology credits should claim "CE for Nurses" credits. Those who do not wish to claim pharmacology credits should claim "CE for Nurse Practitioners" credits.

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This educational initiative is provided by CME Outfitters.

Commercial Supporter

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

Program Description

Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in the United States.1 Hyperuricemia/gout in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) constitutes a significant burden for patients and society. Patients who are not managed adequately experience painful gout attacks, loss of function and productivity, and may develop long-term complications. The economic burden is also increased from patient utilization of prescription medication use, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations from gout or its serious complications.

Despite effective treatment for prevention, acute attacks, and tophi, and the availability of published treatment guidelines, there are significant gaps in treatment, patient communication, and clinical and economic outcomes for patients with hyperuricemia/gout and CKD.

In this CME Outfitters decision-tree medical simulation, participants will navigate the clinical challenges presented by a patient with gout and CKD. Along the way, expert faculty will provide guidance, insights, and evidence for the positive and negative consequences of their decisions. This actionable, evidence-based simulation will improve clinician confidence in their ability to recognize and assess patients with hyperuricemia or gout, improve coordination of care among healthcare providers, and develop personalized treatment plans for managing their patients.
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Reference
1. Mandell B, Keenan R. So you think you know gout? Fresh perspectives on hyperuricemia for today’s complicated patients. Medscape Website. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/837667. Published January 30, 2015.

Intended Audience

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals with an interest in gout and CKD

Educational Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Execute strategies to enhance an understanding of the association among hyperuricemia, gout, and CKD
  • Utilize educational resources in shared decision-making discussions with patients to promote medication adherence and optimize outcomes
  • Implement strategies to achieve optimal clinical and economic outcomes in patients with hyperuricemia or gout and CKD

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Faculty

Allan Gibofsky, MD, JD, MACR, FACP, FCLM (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine, Healthcare Policy and Research
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Rheumatologist
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Dr. Gibofsky has reported that he serves on the speakers bureau for AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; and UCB, Inc. He is a consultant for AbbVie; Amgen Inc.; Eli Lilly and Company; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Pfizer Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. He is a stock shareholder of AbbVie Inc.; Amgen Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C.; Pfizer Inc.; and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Theodore R. Fields, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, Rheumatology Faculty Practice Plan
Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, NY

Dr. Fields has disclosed that he serves on the speakers bureau for Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc. He is on the advisory board for Horizon Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc.

Eva Hardy, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Department of General Orthopedic Surgery
Presbyterian Health Services
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center
Rio Rancho, NM

Ms. Hardy has no disclosures to report.

Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Kimberley Murray, RN, MS, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The CME Outfitters, LLC staff has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Daniela V. DiBiase, MS (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Jan Perez, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing

Designation Statement

This program is approved for a maximum of 1.00 contact hour. Provider Number CEP 15510.

Note to Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists: the content of this activity pertains to pharmacology. Earn up to 1.00 contact hour of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs)

Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-17-013-H01-P

Activity Type: practice-based

Credit

1.00

Type

CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Designation Statement

This program is approved 1.00 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 17032596. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.


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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating in this CME/CE activity. To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) study the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section.

To obtain a certificate, participants must receive a score of 75% or better on the post-test. The post-test can be accessed at the end of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact info@cmeoutfitters.com.

If you have any other questions relating to your certificate or other issues with this activity, please contact myCME.Support@haymarketmedical.com.

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