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Case Simulations in the Detection and Management of Narcolepsy: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

Case Simulations in the Detection and Management of Narcolepsy: Patients That Keep You Up At Night

Format

Patient Case Simulations

Time to Complete

15 minutes

Released

March 22, 2019

Expires

March 22, 2020
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Maximum Credits

0.25 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
0.25 / ABIM MOC Points
0.25 / CE for Pharmacists (0.025 CEUs)

Accredited Provider


This educational initiative is provided by CME Outfitters.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Program Description

Residual ES in patients undergoing treatment for narcolepsy and OSA has a profound negative impact on patients' health-related quality of life (HRQoL). In order to properly treat this disorder, it is imperative that the rate of detection increases and that clinicians are educated on the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies that minimize the incidence of residual ES. Clinical tools such as Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) or Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) should be incorporated into routine practice.

In this CME Outfitters decision-tree medical simulation, expert faculty will highlight evidence-based tools to facilitate the recognition of residual ES and provide clinicians with the latest clinical updates on the effectiveness of current and emerging therapies that promote symptom resolution and restoration of function.

Intended Audience

Sleep specialists, pulmonologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who manage patients with narcolepsy.

Educational Objectives

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

Physicians/PAs

  • Increase the rate of detection of residual ES in patients with narcolepsy by incorporating clinical tools such as the Swiss Narcolepsy Scale (SNS) or Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) into routine practice.
  • Evaluate the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies that minimize the incidence of residual ES in patients with narcolepsy.

CPE

  • Summarize how to detect persistent excessive sleepiness in patients with OSA using clinical tools such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS).
  • Evaluate the efficacy of current and emerging treatment strategies that minimize the incidence of persistent excessive sleepiness in patients with OSA despite being optimally managed with CPAP.

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 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 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

Todd J. Swick, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Texas Medical School Health Sciences Center at Houston
Medical Director, Houston Sleep and Neurology Associates
Medical Director, The Sleep Center at North Cypress Medical Center
Medical Director, Apnix Sleep Diagnostic Centers
Cypress, TX

Dr. Swick discloses that he receives research support from Avadel Pharmaceuticals; and Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is on the speakers bureau for Arbor Pharmaceuticals; and Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is a consultant for Avadel Pharmaceuticals.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The CME Outfitters, LLC staff has nothing to disclose.

Planners' and Managers' Disclosures

Jeffrey Helfand, DO, MS, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Mae Ochoa, RPh, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Kashemi D. Rorie, PhD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Credit

0.25

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.25

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM /ABIM MOC point(s)

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

CME Outfitters, LLC, designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Part II Points:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.25 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Credit

0.25

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. 0.25 contact hours (0.025 CEUs)

Universal Activity Number: 0376-0000-18-027-H01-P

Type: Knowledge-based

Additional Credit Information

Note to Nurse Practitioners: Nurse practitioners can apply for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). AANP will accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Nurse practitioners can also apply for credit through their state boards.

Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM   from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

MIPS Improvement Activity

This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Clinicians should submit their improvement activities by attestation via the CMS Quality Payment Program website.

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 CME Outfitters at 877-263-7767.

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