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Program Detail

Release Date: December-05-14
Credit Expiration Date: December-05-15


Maureen M. Kelly, MS, RN, CPNP
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Credit Hours

0.5 NAPNAP CE contact hours



Program Description

The challenges associated with the diagnosis and differentiation of pediatric IBD are numerous and include varying clinical presentations and appropriate diagnostic modalities. Treatment is often impeded by a lack of clinical trial data on which to develop guidelines, as well as a lack of consideration of pediatric-specific issues. Likewise, there are myriad management issues surrounding pediatric IBD that, if not handled in an appropriate and timely fashion, can result in poorer physical and psychosocial outcomes. This activity outlines the diagnosis and management of IBD in an effort to enhance the ability of pediatric nurse practitioners to best care for their patients.

Program Developer/Facilitator

This activity is jointly provided by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and MCM Education.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for pediatric nurse practitioners and other clinicians with an interest in this topic.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings indicative of IBD in pediatric patients.
  2. Identify appropriate pharmacologic treatment of pediatric IBD based on underlying pathophysiology and symptomology.


It is the policy of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities including those which are sponsored and cosponsored. All faculty are expected to disclose any significant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent a presenter with significant financial interest or other relationship from making the presentation, but rather to provide the audience with information with which they can make their own judgments. It remains for the audience to determine whether the speaker's interests or relationships may influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusion. Faculty are also expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices in their presentations.

Ms. Kelly discloses that she has served as a consultant for AbbVie.

Credit Statements

This program is accredited for 0.5 NAPNAP CE contact hours per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Continuing Education Guidelines.

Commercial Support Statements

Supported by an independent educational grant from AbbVie.


Minimum System Requirements: • Pentium III, 600 MHz or Equivalent Processor • 512 MB of RAM • Windows XP, Vista, or 7 • Mac OS X • 800x600 Monitor Resolution • 16-bit Color • 16 bit Sound Card with Speakers

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