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Practicing Clinicians Exchange e-Clinic Interactive Case Studies for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
The following e-Clinic activity is part of a series of e-Cases developed specifically to hone your diagnostic and therapeutic decision-making skills. Each case study has been structured to improve your clinical skills as you navigate through decision points, weighing the patient’s specific presentation and history before deciding upon the best clinical course. You will be able to benchmark your answers along with your NP and PA colleagues in real time.
This section is approved for 1.0 CE/CME credit.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
- Review recent clinical study results and guidelines and their application in primary care
- Examine the latest diagnostic and treatment strategies for common conditions encountered in the primary care setting
- Apply new data to clinical case reports to enhance practice performance and improve patient outcomes
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is provided for 7.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 7.0 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Approval is valid for 1 year from the issue date of March 29, 2012. Participants may submit the self-assessment at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
This program was supported by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories; Bristol-Myers Squibb and AstraZeneca LP; Lilly USA, LLC; and Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., a URL Pharma, Inc. Company.
|Lakshi M. Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Portland VA Medical Center
Ashwin N. Ananthakrishnan, MD, MPH
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Martin J. Bergman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Chief, Division of Rheumatology
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine
Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
||Robin K. Dore, MD
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
Martin M. Miner, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of
Family Medicine and Urology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Co-director, Men’s Health Center
Chief of Family and Community Medicine
The Miriam Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
Charles F. Shaefer Jr, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia
The opinions or views expressed in this continuing education activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, or any educational supporter.
Accredited status as a provider of continuing nursing education refers only to the University of
Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education continuing education
activities, and does not imply UNMC or American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
Accreditation endorsement of any commercial supporters.
Please note that while the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing
Nursing Education is an ANCC accredited organization, this does not imply endorsement by the
UNMC or ANCC of any commercial products affiliated with this activity.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationship(s) with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Ms Aldredge: advisory board: Abbott Laboratories, Centocor, Inc., LEO Pharma Inc., Ortho Dermatologics; speakers bureau: Abbott Laboratories, Centocor, Inc., Ortho Dermatologics.
Dr Ananthakrishnan has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.
Dr Bergman: consultant: Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Inc./Roche, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc., Pfizer Inc, UCB; research grants: Abbott Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Inc./Roche; speakers bureau: Abbott Laboratories, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, UCB.
Dr Culpepper: advisor/consultant: AstraZeneca, Labopharm, Pfizer Inc, Trovis Pharmaceuticals, LLC; speakers bureau: Merck & Co., Inc.; stockholder: Labopharm.
Dr Dore: consultant: Novartis, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited.
Dr Miner: advisory board: Eli Lilly and Company; consultant: Abbott Laboratories, Endo Pharmaceuticals; research grant: GlaxoSmithKline.
Dr Shaefer: consultant: sanofi-aventis; speakers bureau: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly and Company, Forest Laboratories, Inc., Novartis, sanofi-aventis, Warner Chilcott.
The Planning Committee for this activity included Catherine A. Bevil, RN, EdD, and Heidi J. Keeler, PhD, RN, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education; Mark P. Christiansen, PA-C, PhD, of the University of California Davis Medical Center; and Christie Avraamides, PhD, Ruth Cohen, Margaret Inman, Susan J. Moench, PhD, PA-C, and Christine M. Olsen, PhD, of Practicing Clinicians Exchange. The members of the Planning Committee have no significant relationships to disclose.
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