Nursing IBD Education Program
Statement of Need
Nurses play a vital role in the care and management of IBD for patients. Given the rise of IBD cases, the chronic nature of the disease and new therapies being developed at a rapid pace, it is vital that nurses at all levels and in all areas of practice have the knowledge and skill set to manage patients with IBD.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe current research involving genetics and causation for inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
- Utilize current and emerging therapies to maximize IBD patient outcomes by using the most appropriate treatments
- Identify the differences between "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches to treatment
- Implement strategies to improve adherence to IBD treatment regimens
- Assist patients to make better lifestyle choices by helping them identify lifestyle factors affecting their IBD disease course
- Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families
Laura Habighorst, RN, CAPA, CGRN, North Kansas City Hospital
Presentation and Q&A: 1 hour and 30 minutes
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Join us for this free educational activity on the latest in IBD and earn 1.5 credits!
Centerpoint Medical Center, Auditorium East
19600 E 39th Street South
Independence, MO, 64057
For more information
(800) 783-8006 ext. 1