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Engaging the Patient with Gout in Long-Term Treatment

Engaging the Patient with Gout in Long-Term Treatment

Format

Audio

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

December 8, 2017

Expires

December 7, 2018
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Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CNE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) for physician credit.
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and HME for nursing contact hours.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Program Description

Gout is a common and chronic disease; the hyperuricemia observed in patients with the condition can lead to a host of serious health consequences if left unattended or undertreated. Evidence-based recommendations suggest that serum urate should be lowered and maintained below a specific target, which should be individualized for each patient. Adherence to urate-lowering therapy over the long term is essential for positive outcomes.

In this educational activity, 2 gout experts will review strategies for educating patients with gout about the potential consequences of hyperuricemia and provide guidance on both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to treatment. The importance of keeping patients engaged in treatment over the long term is also discussed.

Intended Audience

Primary care and internal medicine clinicians (MDs/DOs, physician assistants [PAs], nurse practitioners [NPs], and nurses); rheumatologists

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Review the potential consequences of uncontrolled hyperuricemia in patients with gout
  • Describe key components of education for individuals with hyperuricemia

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, Haymarket Medical Education (HME) and Global Education Group require that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME and Global Education resolve all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.

Faculty

Paul P. Doghramji, MD, FAAFP
Family Physician
Collegeville Family Practice Medical Director for Health Services
Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA

Dr. Doghramji has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Naomi Schlesinger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, NJ

Dr. Schlesinger receives grant/research support from AstraZeneca, is a consultant to BMS, Novartis, and Sobi, Inc., and receives honoraria from AstraZeneca, Celgene, Horizon, ProteoThera, Inc., and Pfizer.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

The planners, managers, and reviewers for this program reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be related to the content of this CME activity:

HME planners, managers, and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Global Education Group planners: Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Lindsay Borvansky, and Liddy Knight have nothing to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Susan Basilico and Krista Sierra have nothing to disclose in regard to commercial support.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.50

Type

CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 0.50 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Haymarket for ANCC credit.

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. HME and Global Education Group do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Ironwood, Global Education Group, and Haymarket Medical Education. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Instructions

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must complete the pre-activity questionnaire, post-test, and program evaluation. Participants must also score at least 70% on the post-test. Certificates will be distributed online at the conclusion of the activity. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact cmequestions@haymarketmedical.com.

For information about the nursing accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

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