Nursing Perspectives: Management of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Accreditation Information

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION INFORMATION

TARGET AUDIENCE
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).

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. This program provides nurses with the latest advances in therapies and management strategies to improve patient care.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
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

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Commission on Accreditation.

CREDIT DESIGNATION
1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.

CALIFORNIA BOARD OF REGISTERED NURSING 
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13664, for 1.5 contact hours.

ABCGN ACCREDITATION
According to the criteria of the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses (ABCGN), 1.5 hours earned in this activity are considered
GI-specific for purposes of re-certification by contact hours through ABCGN.

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and will be mailed to you within 4-6 weeks.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are
in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this
activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by the Annenberg Center for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the
materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
This activity is co-provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America in
collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. It is supported by independent educational grants from Elan, Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered
by Janssen Services, LLC, Shire and UCB.

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