Nursing Perspectives: Management of IBD
This FREE educational activity features an expert presentation, an interactive question-and-answer session, and offers 1.5 continuing education contact hours.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and physician assistants involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
STATEMENT OF NEED
Nurses and physician assistants 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 and PAs at all levels and in all areas of practice have the knowledge and skill set to manage patients with IBD. This program provides nurses and PAs with the latest advances in therapies and management strategies to improve patient care.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Describe current research involving genetics and causation for 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
Baylor Health Care System
3500 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75246, USA
Dallas, TX, 75246