Maintaining Quality of Life in Multiple Sclerosis: Strategies for Interdisciplinary Medical and Rehabilitative Management and Improving the Provider-Patient Relationship
neuroscienceCME WebcastPremiere Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
This activity offers CE credit for:
- Physicians (CME)
- Nurses (CNE)
- Psychologists (APA)
- Social Workers (NASW)
- Certified Case Managers (CCMC)
- Pharmacists (ACPE)
All other clinicians will either receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.
Credit Expiration Date:
Thursday, July 19, 2012
|Francois Bethoux, MD
Director, Mellen Center Rehabilitation Services
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
|Jack S. Burks, MD
Burks & Associates, Inc.
Chief Medical Officer
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
Cherry Hill, NJ
Multiple sclerosis is a disease where patients and their caregivers must face difficult, life-altering news regarding disease progression, increased functional disability, and diminished quality of life. Providing an explanation for the diagnosis of MS requires that physicians and the multidisciplinary team improve the "scientific and human quality of the information given to their patients" and that physicians are adept at articulate and empathetic counseling techniques.(1)
Treatment for MS remains within the confines of making life for patients with MS as livable as possible for as long as possible. Health care providers must be able to recommend and coordinate a variety of rehabilitative techniques as part of their management plans, in addition to pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments designed to prevent additional nerve damage, slow progressive decline, and treat MS symptoms.
In this neuroscienceCME Webcast, expert faculty will discuss empathetic counseling protocols for communicating with patients, several therapeutic modalities for rehabilitation, quality of life assessments, and the importance of coordinating a multidisciplinary team across the continuum of care.
- Garrido FJ. Communicating the diagnosis to the patient with neurological diseases. Neurologia 2008;23:333-336.
To educate health care providers on strategies for improved physician-patient communication, multimodal rehabilitation therapies to improve QoL, and tools for the routine assessment of quality of life in their patients with multiple sclerosis.
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:
- Implement strategies for improved provider-patient communication that will foster a supportive patient environment for multiple sclerosis care.
- Select and employ multimodal tactics for rehabilitative therapy in multiple sclerosis as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- Integrate into practice appropriate assessment tools for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) as a measure of health and disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE credit:
- Recognize strategies for improved provider-patient communication that will foster a supportive patient environment for multiple sclerosis care.
- Identify multimodal tactics for rehabilitative therapy in multiple sclerosis that can be integrated as part of an interdisciplinary MS team.
- Name assessment tools for health-related quality of life (HRQoL) that can be used as a measure of health and disease progression in patients with multiple sclerosis.
Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, certified case managers, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care professionals with an interest in multiple sclerosis.
Supported by an educational grant from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; EMD Serono, Inc.; and Pfizer Inc.
CME Credit (Physicians):
USF Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
USF Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Note to Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.
CNE Credit (Nurses):
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15510, for 1.5 contact hours.
CEP Credit (Psychologists):
CME Outfitters is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CME Outfitters maintains responsibility for this program and its content. (1.5 CE credits)
NASW Credit (Social Workers):
This program was approved by the National Association of Social Workers (provider #886407722) for 1.5 continuing education contact hours.
CCMC Credit (Certified Case Managers):
This program has been approved for 1.5 hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC).
CPE Credit (Pharmacists):
CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs)
Universal Activity Number: 0376-9999-11-010-L01-P (live presentation)
0376-9999-11-010-H01-P (recorded programs)
Activity type: knowledge-based
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships with Commercial Interests
USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, adhere to the ACCME Standards, as well as those of the ACPE, APA, and ANCC, regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health and CME Outfitters, LLC, that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drug(s) or device(s) during their presentation.
A conflict of interest is created when individuals in a position to control the content of CME have a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest which therefore may bias his/her opinion and teaching. This may include receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, stocks or other financial benefits.
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Relevant financial relationships exist between the following individuals and commercial interests:
Dr. Bethoux has disclosed that he receives grants from Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; and Medtronic, Inc. He serves as a consultant to Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Allergan, Inc.; Biogen Idec; IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.; Medtronic, Inc.; and Merz Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is on the speakers bureaus of Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.; Allergan, Inc.; and Medtronic, Inc.
Dr. Burks has disclosed that he serves as a consultant to Allergan, Inc.; Bayer Corporation; and Novartis Corporation. He is on the speakers bureaus of Acorda Therapeutics; Allergan, Inc.; AVANIR Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Bayer Corporatiion; EMD Serono, Inc.; and Novartis Corporation.
Disclosures were obtained from the planning committee members and are on file in the USF Health Office of Continuing Professional Development (OCPD) for review. Disclosures were obtained from the USF Health OCPD staff: Nothing to Disclose.
Howard Bliwise, MD (Content/Peer Reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Ruth Cody, BSN, RN-BC (Content/Peer Reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Nancy Jennings, MSN, MBA, MHA, RNC (Content/Peer Reviewer) has no disclosures to report.
Christina J. Ansted, MPH, CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Sharon Tordoff, CCMEP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.
Unlabeled Use Disclosure
Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.
USF Health, CME Outfitters, LLC, the faculty, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc., EMD Serono, Inc., and Pfizer Inc. do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.
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