Evidence-Based Education in Rheumatology for Advanced Practice Providers


Program Dates: May 15, 2020 – May 14, 2021
Credits: 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™; 1.25 CNE Contact Hours


Evidence-Based Education in Rheumatology for Advanced Practice Providers

Program Overview

This continuing education activity will highlight evidence-based education in rheumatology for advanced practice providers. The three faculty will review the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). An analysis of the latest clinical trial data for current and emerging RA and PsA therapeutics will be reviewed. Lastly, the faculty will discuss how to optimize the deployment of advanced practice providers into a collaborative healthcare team to meet the increasing needs of patients with rheumatic diseases. Upon completion of this activity, clinicians will gain better insight on how to treat patients with RA and PsA.

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are involved in the care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and other related rheumatologic and inflammatory conditions

Agenda

I. The Pathophysiology of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Know Your Potential Therapeutic Targets!
II. State-of-the-Art: Latest Clinical Trial Data for Current and Emerging RA and PsA Therapeutics
III. Optimizing Your Contribution: The Potential Roles of APPs in the Management of Rheumatoid Disease

Learning Objectives

  1. Review the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
  2. Review the latest clinical trial data for current and emerging RA and PsA therapeutics.
  3. Optimize the deployment of advanced practice providers into a collaborative healthcare team to meet the increasing needs of patients with rheumatic diseases

Faculty

Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
University of Rochester Medical Center
Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Rochester, NY

 

 

Katharine McCarthy, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacist, Specialty Pharmacy
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

 

 

 

Vickie L. Sayles, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI
Clinical Nurse Manager
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Department of Rheumatic and Immunological Diseases
Cleveland, OH

Disclosures of Conflict of Interest

It is the policy of AcademicCME that all faculty, instructors, and planners disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity:

Faculty Relationship Identified With:
Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC Consultant/Advisor: Amgen Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis AG; Pfizer Inc.; Sanofi Genzyme; UCB, Inc.

Speaker’s Bureau: Abbvie; Amgen Inc.; Celgene Corporation; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Novartis AG; Sanofi Genzyme

Katharine McCarthy, PharmD, BCACP Nothing to disclose.
Vickie L. Sayles, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI

 

Nothing to disclose.

Planners and Peer Reviewers

Timothy Hayes, MD, PhD; Kim Cheramie, MSN, RN-BC; Nicole Brestowski and Chelsey Benedek hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships to products or devices with any commercial interests related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, AcademicCME 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.

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Credit Designation Statements

AcademicCME designates this live material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

AcademicCME designates this live material for a maximum of 1.25 CNE Contact Hours, including 1.25 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours (Provider number P0491).

Financial Support

This activity has been supported by an independent educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. AcademicCME and Pfizer Inc. do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

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.

Method of Participation

In order to claim credit, participants must complete the following:

  1. Read the learning objectives, accreditation information and faculty disclosures at the beginning of this activity.
  2. Complete the Pre-Activity Questions
  3. Read or Review the activity content.
  4. Complete the Post-Activity Test Questions and Evaluation.
  5. Learners who receive a grade of 70% or better on the Post-Activity Test Questions andcomplete the Evaluation will receive appropriate credit as indicated (CME, CNE, and/or CPE credit).
  • CPE credit will be posted to the learner’s CPE Monitor profile within 60 days of completion.
  • CME and CNE credit will be issued appropriate certificate of completion.
  • Others may request a “certificate of completion”.
  1. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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