Free Gastroenterology CME
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This course contains two courses:
Healthcare professionals specializing in colon and rectal surgery, family medicine, internal medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, pain management, palliative care, primary care, proctology, and other clinicians who treat patients suffering from gastrointestinal disorders.See full details chevron_right
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a condition in which a patient exhibits malabsorption-induced diarrhea, dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and malnutrition due to decreased nutrient absorption that results from extensive surgical resection of the intestine or congenital defects. It is a form of intestinal failure (IF), which is defined as a need for supplementary parenteral or enteral nutrition when intestinal function is insufficient to meet the body’s nutritional requirements.
After reviewing Short Bowel Syndrome – updates from DDW 2018 physicians will better be able to:
Target Audience: gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with Short Bowel Syndrom.See full details chevron_right
Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) discusses conventional therapies: bulking agents, softeners, stimulants, osmotics; recent additions and investigational agents: prucalopride, plecanatide, linaclotide, lubiprostone; non-pharmacologic therapies and their place relative to pharmacotherapy: dietary, mechanical, behavioral, and surgical interventions; biofeedback; and clinical pearls and difficult-to-treat cases.
After reviewing Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC), you will be able to:
• Describe the pathophysiology of chronic idiopathic constipation
• Describe the benefits and risks of pharmacotherapy for chronic idiopathic constipation and take them into account when formulating a treatment plan for different patients
• Formulate an evidence-based treatment plan for a variety of patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.
• Recommend therapy changes in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation who do not respond to a previously prescribed treatment
Gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with chronic idiopathic constipation.
Carcinoid Syndrome: Updates in Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment consists of a single lecture and discussion by Drs. Matthew H. Kulke and C. Metz.
After viewing Carcinoid Syndrome, you will be better able to:
• Summarize the cause of carcinoid syndrome
• Perform an appropriate workup and differential diagnosis from presenting symptoms
• Adopt evidence-based best practices in managing carcinoid syndrome, including strategies to address refractory or poorly controlled symptoms
• Evaluate safety and efficacy of current and emerging treatment approaches for carcinoid syndrome
This program is intended for US-based medical oncologists, endocrinologists and gastroenterologists, as well as oncology physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses involved in the diagnosis and management of carcinoid tumors and carcinoid syndrome.
This free online CME course highlights Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including causes, diagnosis, best treatment, and more.
Topics covered in this course include:
After completing this course, you will better be able to:
Target audience: Gastroenterologists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in gastroenterology; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with IBS-C.See full details chevron_right
IBD is a broad term that includes many different forms of inflammatory bowel conditions, the most common of which are ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease, the former of which exclusively affects the colon and rectum. Guidelines exist for the treatment of UC, but they are constantly changing to include updated information. Despite the plethora of guidelines available, there are issues surrounding guideline adherence by physicians, patient satisfaction, the quality of treatment and a patient’s QOL. Given the data from multiple studies that physicians are either not aware of updated practice guidelines or are not utilizing them, that this lack of knowledge is affecting patient satisfaction, and that there may be demographically-based barriers to care, educational activities are warranted to keep HCPs abreast of best practices in patients with UC. This activity has been designed to review treatment strategies, emerging therapies, and gaps in care of patients with UC.
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
Healthcare professionals specializing in: gastroenterology, internal medicine, and those who otherwise commonly care for patients with UC.See full details chevron_right
Crohn’s disease (CD) is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that is defined by a transmural process that often occurs in the terminal ileum but may occur in any portion of the GI tract. Although the exact etiology of CD is unknown, a handful of genetic, immunological, and environmental risk factors have been identified. Research suggests that in genetically susceptible patients, there is an impaired immune response to commensal or pathogenic intestinal microbiota that drives mucosal inflammation. The incidence of pediatric CD (pCD) is increasing around the globe, varying between 2.5 to 11.4 per 100,000, with an estimated prevalence of 58 per 100,000. Approximately 25% of patients are diagnosed with IBD before the age of 18. Intestinal and abdominal complications such as strictures, abscesses, and fistulas are common among pediatric patients and increase as the disease progresses. IBD impairs attendance at school, and psychosocial ramifications in children diagnosed with IBD incdude a higher incidence of depression and anxiety.
By the end of the session the participant will be able to:
The following healthcare professionals: pediatricians and pediatric gastroenterologists; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with pCD.See full details chevron_right
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