Rheumatology Nurse Newsletter - Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring)

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Rheumatology Nurse Newsletter - Volume 6, Issue 1 (Spring)

Topic: Rheumatology
Relevant Terms: Chronic Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis
Primary Audience: Advanced Practice Nurses, Infusion Nurses, Rheumatology Nurses
Launch Date: 30-Apr-13
Credits: 1.5 ANCC contact hours
1.8 CA-BRN contact hours
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Identify changes that have been made to the pyramidal approach for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in the last two decades 
  2. Incorporate new biologic safety data into discussions with your patients with RA  
  3. Explain common insurer reimbursement practices that have arisen in recent years to adapt to rising costs of the treatment of RA 
  4. Discuss the impact of potential future trends in the management of RA such as biologic monotherapy and biosimilars 

    Faculty

    Kori A. Dewing, DNP, ARNP
    Adult Nurse Practitioner
    Virginia Mason Medical Center
    Seattle, Washington
    Joyce M. Kortan, RN
    Infusion Nurse
    Park Nicollet Health Services
    St Louis Park, Minnesota
    Jacqueline Fritz, RN, MSN, CNS
    Medical Advancement Center
    Critical Care and Rheumatology Specialist
    Cypress, California
    Vicky Ruffing, RN
    Nurse Manager
    Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
    Johns Hopkins University
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Instructions on How to Receive Credit
    • Participants must review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information. 
    • Complete the post-test and evaluation. 
    • After passing the post-test, print out your electronic CNE certificate. 
    • In order to successfully complete this activity learners must achieve a minimum of 65% on the post-test.
    Commercial Support
    Supported by educational grants from Genentech, Inc., AbbVie, Amgen, UCB, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

    Disclosure
    It is the policy of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (the Institute) that the education presented within Institute-provided, CNE-certified activities be unbiased and based upon scientific evidence. To help participants make judgments about the presence of bias, the Institute provides information that planners, teachers, authors, developers, and activity managers have disclosed about financial relationships they have with commercial entities that produce or market products or services related to the content of this educational activity. Any relationships that an individual may have with commercial entities have been disclosed and reviewed, and any potential conflicts have been resolved.

    Relationships are abbreviated as follows: E, Educational planning committee; G, Grant/research support recipient; A, Advisor/review panel member; C, Consultant; S, Stock shareholder; SB, Speaker bureau; PE, Promotional event talks; H, Honoraria; O, Other.
     
    Kori A. Dewing, DNP, ARNP, has disclosed that she does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of the activity.
     
    Jacqueline Fritz, RN, MSN, CNS, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months: UCB/A,PE, SB; Genentech, AbbVie, Pfizer, Savient/PE, SB.
     
    Joyce M. Kortan, RN, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months: UCB, Janssen/A,PE,SB; Amgen/Pfizer, Savient, Genentech/PE,SB.
     
    Vicky Ruffing, RN, has disclosed that she does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of the activity.

    Accreditation Statement
    Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
     
    This activity offers 1.5 contact hours to participating nurses. This credit may be applied toward licensure requirements in those states that recognize American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA) accredited providers.
     
    Accreditation applies solely to educational activities and does not imply approval or endorsement of any commercial product by the ANCC-COA.
     
    Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13313. The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education approves this activity for 1.8 contact hours.
     
    Jacqueline Fritz, RN, MSN, CNS, is the nurse planner for this activity.

    Content Freelancer
    Anne Jacobson, MPH, CCMEP, Medical Writer, has disclosed that she does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of the activity.

    Content Peer Reviewer
    This newsletter was reviewed by Sheree C. Carter, RN, MSN, CNS. Ms. Carter has disclosed that she does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content included in this educational activity.

    Activity Development and Management Team
    Cathy Pagano, CCMEP; Sandra Davidson; Allison Muller, PharmD, D.ABAT; Scott Kober, MBA, CCMEP; and Tina Chiu, MEd, are employees of the Institute and are collectively responsible for the planning, development, and management of this CME activity. These individuals have disclosed that they have had no relevant financial relationship specific to the subject matter of this activity that have occurred within the past 12 months.

    Product Disclosure
    This educational activity includes discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    The educational content of this activity has been peer reviewed and validated to ensure that it is a fair and balanced representation of the topic, based on the best available evidence.

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    General Disclosure and Copyright Statement
    The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the participating faculty and not those of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (the Institute), Genentech, Inc., AbbVie, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and UCB, or any manufacturers of products mentioned herein.

    This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare professional regarding diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. In no event will the Institute be responsible for any decision made or action taken based upon the information provided in this
    activity.

    Participants are encouraged to consult the package insert for all products for updated information and changes regarding indications, dosages, and contraindications. This recommendation is particularly important for new or infrequently used products.

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