A CNE activity for nurses involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)
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This free educational program will feature a live presentation as
well as an interactive question-and-answer session by:
Elena Fisher, NP
University of California, San Francisco
Learn more about:
- Genetics and causation for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- Current and emerging IBD therapies
- Differences between "top-down" and "bottom-up" treatment approaches
- Strategies to improve IBD treatment adherence
- Lifestyle factors affecting disease course
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about IBD and
how you can help your patients best manage their disease.
For more information, please call 415-356-2232.
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
This educational activity is supported by independent educational grants from Elan,
Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Services, LLC, Shire and UCB.
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.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe current research involving genetics and causation for inflammatory bowel
- 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
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing
education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
1.5 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
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.