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Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Rural and Underserved Settings: Challenges and Opportunities

Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates in Rural and Underserved Settings: Challenges and Opportunities

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

April 18, 2019

Expires

April 18, 2020
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
1.00 / ANCC Contact Hour

Accredited Provider

This enduring activity is jointly provided by RME Collaborative and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Program Description

Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has the potential to decrease the burden of HPV-related disease, including sexually transmitted HPV infection and HPV-associated cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, uptake of the HPV vaccine is increasing but remains lower than for other routinely recommended vaccines. In rural areas, rates of HPV vaccination initiation and completion among adolescents are lower than those for adolescents living in metropolitan areas. This disparity signals a critical need to educate and support providers in rural and underserved settings on the role of HPV vaccination and its importance in cancer prevention. In this CME/CE activity, expert faculty will review the current recommendations and recent updates for HPV vaccination, the impact and epidemiology of HPV infections, and strategies for overcoming barriers to HPV immunization. An interactive role-play simulation will be used to demonstrate how to frame discussions with patients and parents and respond to their concerns.

Intended Audience

This activity is designed specifically for primary care providers and nurses practicing in rural and underserved areas.

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the current epidemiology and clinical significance of HPV infections.
  • Describe the benefits of immunization as a strategy for preventing HPV infection and HPV associated cancers.
  • Evaluate the latest clinical guidelines regarding the timing of HPV immunizations.
  • Identify strategies to overcome barriers that impede the initiation and completion of the HPV
    vaccination series.

Conflicts of Interest Disclosure Policy

As a provider accredited by ACCME, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation must ensure balance, objectivity, independence, and scientific rigor in its educational activities. Faculty are encouraged to provide a balanced view of therapeutic options by utilizing either generic names or the trade names of several to ensure impartiality.

All speaker, planning committee members, and others in a position to control continuing medical
education content participating in a University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing
Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, and American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation activity are required to disclose relationships with commercial interests. A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. Disclosure of these commitments and/or relationships is included in these course materials so that participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments in interpreting its content and evaluating its recommendations.

This activity may include presentations in which faculty may discuss off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments not yet FDA-approved. Participants should note that the use of
products outside currently FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for FDA-approved indications.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors. The opinions expressed are those of the
authors and are not to be construed as those of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The following indicates the disclosure declaration information and the nature of those commercial
relationships.

Faculty

Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD (Program Chair)
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases
Nemours Children’s Hospital
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Dr. Alexander discloses the following:
Speakers Bureau, Advisory Committee/Board, and Consultant for Merck & Co., Inc (MSD).

Rachel N. Caskey, MD, MAPP
Chief, Division of Academic Internal Medicine
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Dr. Caskey has no conflicts to disclose.

Sophie Grimm (standardized patient) has no conflicts to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

The following planning committee members for this activity have no conflicts to disclose:

Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN, Director, Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing, UNMC
Sara M. May, MD, Peer Reviewer, Assistant Professor, Division of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, UNMC
Renee Paulin, MSN, RN, CWOCN, Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education, College of Nursing, UNMC
Brenda Ram, CMP, CHCP, Interim Director, Educational Programs, Center for Continuing Education, UNMC
Erica Rusie, PharmD, Scientific Director, Scientific Affairs, Talem Health, LLC

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education and RME Collaborative.

Designation Statement

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education 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

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (UNMC CON CNE) (provider) and RME Collaborative.

Designation Statement

This activity is provided for 1.00 contact hour under ANCC criteria.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

No product purposes other than those approved by the FDA will be discussed.

Disclaimer

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and RME Collaborative present this information for educational purposes only. The content is provided solely by faculty who have been selected because of recognized expertise in their field. Participants have the professional responsibility to ensure that products are prescribed and used appropriately on the basis of their own clinical judgment and accepted standards of care. The University of Nebraska Medical Center and RME Collaborative assume no liability for the information herein.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 67% or better on the post-test is required. This activity is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this activity, answered all test questions, completed the post-test and evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/Exam History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact Anji Heath, at anjella.heath@unmc.edu.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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