Free Gastroenterology CME

  • FREE

    ScientiaCME Gastroenterology

    This course contains two courses:
    Crohn’s Disease: Therapeutic Updates, Barriers to Care, and Emerging Therapies (1 hr CME)
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): A Global Approach to Quality Management and Barriers to Care in an Era of Resource Consciousness(1.25 hr CME)

    In order to get credit from ScientiaCME, you must first establish a username and password.

    Target Audience:
    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.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2.25
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: Two years after release.
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    Short Bowel Syndrome – updates from DDW 2018

    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:

    • Describe current trends in the epidemiology of SBS
    • List causes of SBS in pediatrics and adults
    • Review the clinical manifestations and complications of SBS
    • Summarize updates in medical management in SBS and apply them to patient cases
    • Discuss surgical strategies in the management of SBS and apply them to patient cases

    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.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: October 07, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 07, 2020
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    Advances in Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC): Optimizing Recognition and Pharmacotherapeutic Management Strategies

    Advances in Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC) discusses the diagnosis and treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC).

    By the end of Advances in Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (CRC), you will be better able to:
    • Describe present the current practice guideline recommendations with respect to colorectal cancer screening, including colonoscopy preparation, and apply them to patient cases
    • Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of mCRC and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
    • Evaluate a treatment plan for a specific patient with mCRC to optimize safety, efficacy, and tolerability, suggesting modifications for improvement
    • Describe the challenges and barriers to care associated with treating patients with mCRC

    In order to receive credit from ScientiaCME, you must first establish a username and password.

    Target Audience:
    Medical oncologists, primary care physicians, pathologists, gastroenterologists, and managed care medical care directors; physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists specializing in oncology; and other clinicians who are involved in providing diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with CRC.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: October 19, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 19, 2019
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    Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC): Optimizing Pharmacotherapeutic Management Strategies

    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

    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 chronic idiopathic constipation.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: October 02, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 02, 2019
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    Carcinoid Syndrome: Updates in Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment

    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

    Target Audiences:
    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.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: June 14, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 14, 2018
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    Crohn’s Disease: Therapeutic Updates, Barriers to Care, and Emerging Therapies

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a broad term that includes many different forms of inflammatory bowel conditions, the most common of which are Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, the former of which affects any area of the alimentary canal.

    After reviewing Crohn’s Disease: Therapeutic Updates, Barriers to Care, and Emerging Therapies, you will be better able to:
    • Describe the strengths and weaknesses of present and emerging diagnostic techniques, where applicable in Crohn’s disease.
    • Describe strengths of different professional organizations’ guidance in Crohn’s disease diagnosis and treatment guidelines
    • Describe emerging therapies in the treatment of Crohn’s disease.
    • Describe barriers to care in the treatment of Crohn’s disease and suggest ways to ameliorate them.
    • Identify the present treatment options currently available for management of Crohn’s disease and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine.

    Target Audience:
    Healthcare professionals specializing in: gastroenterology, internal medicine, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with Crohn’s disease.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: September 6, 2016
    • Expiration of CME credit: September 6, 2018
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    Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    This free online CME course highlights Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) including causes, diagnosis, best treatment, and more.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • IBS Epidemiology: prevalence/incidence in North America/globally, by age/sex
    • Clinical features and diagnostic criteria of IBS-C
    • Treatment of IBS-C
    • IBS-C Patient case(s)

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Describe what is known about the etiology of IBS-C and its impact on patient clinical presentation
    • Identify symptoms of IBS-C, describe their role in the diagnosis of the disorder, and list* any applicable lab and/or imaging studies that play a role in IBS-C diagnosis
    • Evaluate treatments plans for patients with IBS-C and suggest appropriate therapies, where applicable, based on individual presentations
    • Describe present and emerging drug therapies for management of IBS-C and apply them to patient cases
    • Describe clinical and logistical challenges associated with treating and educating patients with IBS-C

    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.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: April 30, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: April 30, 2020