Joseph Feuerstein, MD
Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians (HMFP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Michele Rubin APN, CNS, CGRN
IBD Clinical Nurse Specialist
UCM APN Chair
CCFA Nurse Initiatives Committee
University of Chicago Medicine
Donna Bacchus, PhD, RN
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Arlington
Healthcare Improvement Coordinator
Baylor Scott & White Health
Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, MBA (Moderator)
President, Q Synthesis LLC
1.0 contact hour
This activity will examine key findings from a quality improvement pilot designed to learn how IBD nurses in the community can proactively improve the care of patients with IBD.
This activity is co-provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and MCM Education.
Gastroenterology nurses, registered nurses, advanced practice clinicians, medical assistants, administrators, and other clinicians engaged in the care of patients with IBD.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
- Describe ways to individualize IBD management based on disease pathophysiology, treatment options, and patient preferences.
- Explain how to develop and implement quality improvement plans designed around process of care and clinical outcome measures.
- Incorporate quality improvement methodologies to improve key IBD process of care measures identified by national organizations.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) 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 (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest
The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:
Joseph Feuerstein, MD: Nothing to disclose
Michele Rubin APN, CNS, CGRN: Nothing to disclose
Donna Bacchus, PhD, RN: Nothing to disclose
Joseph Kim, MD, MPH, MBA (moderator): Consulting Fees from Pfizer; Fees for Non-CME/CE Services Received Directly from a Commercial Interest of their Agents (ie: Speakers Bureau) from Pfizer; Food and Beverage, and Travel Fees from AbbVie, Allergan, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Eisai, Endo, GSK, Iroko, Lilly, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, and Sanofi.
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:
The following PIM planners and managers, Trace Hutchison, PharmD, Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CHCP, Judi Smelker-Mitchek, RN, BSN and Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CHCP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
The following MCM Education planners and managers, Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, Vice President, Medical Affairs, Kathleen Hines, Vice President, Editorial Services, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
ANCC Credit Designation Statement
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.
ANCC Accreditation Statement
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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Commercial Support Statements
Supported by an independent educational grant provided by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.