You are leaving Medscape Education
Cancel Continue
Log in to save activities Your saved activities will show here so that you can easily access them whenever you're ready. Log in here CME & Education Log in to keep track of your credits.
 

 

CME / CE

Using Patient Simulations to Optimize HIV Care

  • Authors: Paul Sax, MD
  • CME / CE Released: 4/29/2016
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 4/29/2017
Start Activity


Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for US-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) specialists, infectious disease specialists, internal medicine physicians, primary care physicians experienced in HIV care, physicians in public health, and nurse practitioners.

The goal of this activity is to build healthcare professionals’ confidence in the guideline-recommended evaluation and individualized comprehensive management of patients with HIV infection.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify appropriate tests for patients with HIV for initial assessment and monitoring while on antiretroviral therapy (ART) and to identify the presence of co-occurring and comorbid conditions
  2. Diagnose co-occurring and comorbid conditions that may have an impact on the use of different antiretroviral agents among patients living with HIV
  3. Distinguish ART regimens based on patient clinical and laboratory characteristics, patient history, health status, and the presence of any co-occurring or comorbid conditions
  4. Manage the unique needs of patients who are aging with HIV


Disclosures

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.


Author

  • Paul Sax, MD

    Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Director, HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Paul Sax, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: AbbVie Inc.; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.
    Received grants for clinical research from: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Gilead Sciences, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV; Merck & Co., Inc.

    Dr. Sax does not intend to discuss off-label uses of drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

    Dr. Sax does not intend to discuss investigational drugs, mechanical devices, biologics, or diagnostics not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Editors

  • Douglas Blevins, MD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Douglas Blevins, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Terra M. Sumstine

    Senior Medical Editor/Writer, Chichester Associates, Allendale, NJ

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Terra M. Sumstine has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CE Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC

    Lead Nurse Planner, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Amy Bernard, MS, BSN, RN-BC, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • 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 the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Health HIV.

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Estimated time to complete the activity: 1.0 hour (per activity)

    The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

    Contact This Provider

    For Nurses

  • Medscape, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

    Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; 0.25 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

    Contact This Provider

For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the accredited provider for this CME/CE activity noted above. For technical assistance, contact [email protected]


Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board. This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test. Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.

Study the educational content online or printed out.

Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker. *The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

CONFIDENTIALITY DISCLAIMER FOR CME ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS

I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the "Privacy Regulations"). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos, on any social media site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is: Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: [email protected]

The Office of Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is participating for training, education and/or observation purposes only.

For CME Questions, please contact the CME Office (410) 955-2959 or e-mail [email protected]

For CME Certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Office of Continuing Medical Education
Turner 20/720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2195

Reviewed & Approved by:

General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03) (Updated 4/09 and 3/14) To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.edu.

CME / CE

Using Patient Simulations to Optimize HIV Care

Authors: Paul Sax, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / CE Released: 4/29/2016

Valid for credit through: 4/29/2017

processing....

ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY
Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices—order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices, and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.