Preparing a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis for Extended International Travel

Rheumatology
Curriculum:
Managing a Non-Responder to Methotrexate
Credits:
0.75 ANCC Contact Hours 1 CA-BRN Credit(s) 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Launch Date:
August 20, 2013
Expiration Date:
The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Primary Audience:

Rheumatologists, Rheumatology Nurses

Relevant Terms:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Marc D. Cohen, MD

Marc D. Cohen, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, Florida
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, Colorado

Marc D. Cohen, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Chairman of the Division of Rheumatology at National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver, Colorado. Prior to these appointments, he served as Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Mayo Clinic and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, both in Jacksonville, Florida.

Dr. Cohen earned his medical degree from George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, DC. Continuing his medical education, he completed an internal medicine internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California; an internal medicine residency at the University of California, Los Angeles; and a rheumatology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Among Dr. Cohen’s areas of research interest are rheumatoid arthritis and systemic vasculitis. He is the primary investigator of a number of ongoing clinical trials. Dr. Cohen has delivered presentations at numerous international and national scientific meetings and medical symposia. Currently, he serves as an advisory editor for Arthritis and Rheumatism and as an ad hoc reviewer for several other medical journals. Dr. Cohen has authored numerous textbook chapters and more 60 articles in such journals as Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America, Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, Current Opinions in Rheumatology, Bulletin on the Rheumatic Diseases, The Journal of Rheumatology, Arthritis and Rheumatism, and Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy.

Board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. Cohen is a Fellow of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Association and the American College of Physicians. He is a prior recipient of the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (MCJ) Teacher of the Year-Internal Medicine and Rheumatology Award (11 consecutive years) and the Distinguished Educator Award, and in 2000 was named to the MCJ Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame.

Vivian Stone, MD

Vivian Stone, MD
Department of Rheumatology
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Washington

Dr. Stone is a rheumatologist at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. Her medical interests include inflammatory arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and connective tissue diseases. She received her medical degree in 2004 from Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School. She completed her Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT.

Jacqueline Fritz, RN, MSN, CNS

Jacqueline Fritz, RN, MSN, CNS
Medical Advancement Center
Critical Care and Rheumatology Specialist
Cypress, California

Jacqueline M. Fritz RN, MSN CNS, has been developing course material and teaching for Medical Advancement Center since 1991. In addition to her duties with Medical Advancement Center, she currently works as a NP in a Rheumatology practice and is the director of their infusion center.
1. Implement evidence-based guidelines into practice as warranted for the treatment of specific subsets of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)

Instructions on How to Receive Credit
  • Participants must review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
  • Complete the entire activity, pre/post-test and evaluation.
  • After passing the post-test, print out your electronic CE certificate.
  • In order to successfully complete this activity learners must achieve a minimum of 65% on the post-test.
This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and UCB, Inc.

This activity is sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education

Release Date: August 20, 2013
Expiration Date: August 20, 2014

 
Accreditation Statements
Physicians
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The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses
The 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 0.75 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.

California Nurses
The 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 1.0 contact hours.
 
Disclosure
Relationships are abbreviated as follows: E, Educational Planning Committee; G, Grant/research support recipient; A, Advisor/review panel member/educational planning committee; C, Consultant/Independent Contractor; SS, Stock shareholder; SB, Speaker bureau; PE, Promotional Event Talks; H, Honoraria; O, Other.

Faculty
Marc D. Cohen, MD, has disclosed that he does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of the activity.

Vivian Stone, MD, has disclosed that she does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of the activity.

Jacqueline M. Fritz, RN, MSN, CSN, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships that has occurred within the past 12 months: Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education and UCB/A; Amgen, UCB, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Savient/SB; Amgen, UCB, Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, Savient/PE.

Medical Writer
Eve Wilson, PhD, CCMEP, ELS, Medical Writer, has disclosed that she does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of the activity.

Peer Reviewer
Stanford Peng, MD
, has disclosed that he does not have any relevant financial relationships specific to the subject matter of the content of this activity.

Activity Development and Management Team
Cathy Pagano, CCMEP; Allison A. Muller, Pharm.D, D.ABAT; Scott Kober, MBA, CCMEP; April Reynolds, MS, ELS; Sandra Davidson; and Megan Small are employees of the Institute and have no relationships to disclose.

Off-label 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.

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The opinions expressed in this publication are those of the participating faculty and not those of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (the Institute), AbbVie, Bristol-Myers Squibb, or UCB, Inc., 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.

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