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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Are You Ready to Diagnose and Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Your Practice?

  • Authors: Charles Vega, MD; Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE; Kimberly A. Carter, DMSc, PA-C, RD
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 10/21/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 10/21/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 1.50 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 1.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (1.5 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    IPCE - 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for primary care physicians, gastroenterologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals who manage IBS.

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to diagnose and treat patients with IBS in their practices using current diagnostic and treatment guidelines and best available evidence.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have greater competence related to
    • Using validated criteria and clinical guidelines to diagnose IBS
    • Developing individualized management plans for patients with IBS that incorporate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment strategies
  • Demonstrate greater confidence in their ability to
    • Collaborate with the interprofessional team to optimize care for patients with IBS


Disclosures

Medscape, LLC requires every individual in a position to control educational content to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.


Faculty

  • Charles Vega, MD

    Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    Assistant Dean
    University of California Irvine School of Medicine
    Director, University of California-Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC), Family Medicine
    Irvine, California

    Disclosures

    Charles Vega, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: GlaxoSmithKline; Johnson & Johnson

  • Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE

    Dan and Lillie Sterling Professor of Medicine
    McGovern Medical School
    Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    Houston, Texas

    Disclosures

    Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Consultant or advisor for: Phathom Pharmaceuticals; RedHill
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: RedHill

  • Kimberly A. Carter, DMSc, PA-C, RD

    Director of Clinical Education
    Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Program
    Midwestern University
    Glendale, Arizona

    Disclosures

    Kimberly A. Carter, DMSc, PA-C, RD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Roderick Smith, MS

    Senior Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Roderick Smith, MS, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Lisa Simani, APRN, MS, ACNP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Lisa Simani, APRN, MS, ACNP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

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


Accreditation Statements



In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

    The AAFP has reviewed Are You Ready to Diagnose and Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Your Practice? and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 10/21/2022 to 10/21/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 1.50 contact hour(s) of nursing continuing professional development for RNs and APNs; 1.50 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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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 70% on the post-test.

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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

Are You Ready to Diagnose and Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Your Practice?

Authors: Charles Vega, MD; Brooks D. Cash, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE; Kimberly A. Carter, DMSc, PA-C, RDFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 10/21/2022

Valid for credit through: 10/21/2023

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is for learners to be better able to diagnose and treat patients with IBS in their practices using current diagnostic and treatment guidelines and best available evidence.

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.