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Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Chronic Inflammatory Disorder

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: A Chronic Inflammatory Disorder

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

30 minutes

Released

September 16, 2015

Expires

September 15, 2016
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Maximum Credits

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

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education (HME) for physician credit.
This activity is co-provided by Medical Education Resources (MER) for nursing contact hours.

Program Description

From the September 2015 issue of The Clinical Advisor: The CME/CE featured course focuses on eosinophilic esophagitis. This article discusses the role that primary care providers have in recognizing symptoms early, developing an effective long-term treatment plan, and referring patients to specialists when necessary. The article includes helpful checklists on diagnostic criteria and treatment options, as well as a case study of a 19-year-old patient who presents with intermittent dysphagia and food impaction.

Intended Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care health care professionals who will treat patients with eosinophilic esophagitis.

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify the key presenting signs and symptoms of eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Describe the appropriate diagnostic modalities for eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Analyze the multimodal treatment options for eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Assess the prognostic features of eosinophilic esophagitis

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest in an effort to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

Furthermore, HME seeks to verify that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a CME/CE activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. HME is -committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME/CE activities that promote improvements in health care and not those of a commercial interest.

Faculty

Matthew I. Giddens, MPH, PA-S
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA

Mr. Giddens has no relevant financial relationships.

Kathy Dexter, MLS, MHA, MPA, PA-C
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, GA

Ms. Dexter has no relevant financial relationships.

Publishing Staff, Planners, and Managers Disclosures

HME planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
MER planners and managers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Credit

0.50

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

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

Designation Statement

HME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit

0.50

Type

CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

MER is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

This CE activity provides 0.50 contact hour of continuing nursing education.

MER is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.50 contact hour.

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 MER 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 content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of HME or MER. 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 on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.

Instructions

To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This continuing education is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the post-test, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your CME History, which you can then access at any time.

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