1.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM 1.50 / CE for Nurses
Jointly provided by Global Education Group and Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®)
Supported by educational grants from Salix Pharmaceuticals and MJH Healthcare Holdings, LLC
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional bowel disorder without specific structural abnormalities or lab tests, leading to patient and clinician barriers to diagnosis and effective treatment. During this Medical Crossfire®, expert faculty will engage in a multidisciplinary roundtable moderated by a family physician and including a gastroenterologist, a physician assistant, and a patient with IBS to discuss how to increase confidence in diagnosing IBS and individualizing IBS management. This videotaped expert panel discussion covers topics including categorization of IBS by disease severity and symptoms, impact on quality of life, the biopsychosocial model of IBS and treatment approaches with both current and new and emerging therapies. Faculty will emphasize the value of effective communication between gastroenterologists, primary care physicians, specialty nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and patients in a patient-centered approach.
The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of gastroenterologists, general practitioners, OB/GYNs, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of IBS patients.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Identify the key symptoms and diagnostic criteria to confidently diagnose IBS without unnecessary testing
Describe the key features of mild, moderate, and severe IBS
Describe the dietary modifications and medications used for IBS-D and IBS-C symptoms according to their actions and recent clinical trial data to implement an effective individualized treatment plan
Outline a plan for regular communications with patients utilizing the skills associated with building trust and increasing patient participation in their care
Describe a multidisciplinary approach to ensure continuity of care that leverages the complementary expertise of all health professionals involved in care of patients with IBS
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy
Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations
Paul P. Doghramji, MD Family Physician Collegeville Family Practice Medical Director, Health Services Ursinus College Collegeville, PA
Dr. Doghramji has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Douglas A. Drossman, MD President Drossman Gastroenterology and Rome Foundation Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Drossman discloses the following: Consultant: AbbVie, BioAmerica, Nestle, Salix, and Shire
Meghan Huff, PA-C Physician Assistant Drossman Gastroenterology Chapel Hill, NC
Ms. Huff has no financial information to disclose.
Johannah Ruddy, M.Ed. Executive Director Rome Foundation Raleigh, NC
Ms. Ruddy has no financial information to disclose.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
Global Education Group Planning Staff—Lindsay Borvansky; Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN; Andrea Funk;, and Liddy Knight have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Publishing Staff Disclosures
Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) Planning Staff—David Heckard, Maryjo Dixon, RPh, Gloria Lauria, and Kathleen Bowen have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®). Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Global Education Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE Contact Hour(s)
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 1.50 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label uses of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME/CE activity is for continuing medical and nursing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a physician or nurse relative to the diagnostic, treatment, and management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.
The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this activity.
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 in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better on the post-test is required. This activity 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 evaluation, and have received a digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME within your Profile/CME History, which you can access at any time.