The content of this FREE online archive was derived from a live, educational teleconference/webcast presented by the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America on Wednesday, June 16, 2010.
MEDIUM: Online Archive
INTERNET RELEASE DATE: June 30, 2010
(Continuing education credit is no longer available for this activity.)
Estimated time to complete this activity: 1.5 hours
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Patients and caregivers can participate by completing an evaluation form to help us plan for future educational activities. This activity will answer important questions about women with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Uma Mahadevan-Velayos, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Director of Clinical Research
UCSF Center for Colitis and Crohn's Disease
San Francisco, California
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
This activity is intended to assist healthcare professionals in understanding the management of IBD in women.
STATEMENT OF NEED
Inflammatory bowel diseases commonly affect women in their childbearing years. Healthcare professionals must recognize the importance of encouraging female patients to openly express their concerns regarding future pregnancy, clinical symptoms of menses and menopause, sexuality, and overall quality of life. For example, "voluntary" childlessness in women with IBD often arises from a mistaken belief that their disease places them at unduly high risk for adverse reproductive outcomes.1 The menstrual cycle may be disrupted due to various disease-related factors, and menopause may occur sooner than expected in women with IBD.2 Disease activity in IBD, as well as medical and surgical treatment modalities, can also profoundly affect a woman's body image and sexuality.3 Additionally, stress may influence the activity or course of IBD and need to be taken into consideration during routine counseling. Unfortunately, such gender-related issues are not routinely addressed. Therefore, healthcare professionals must provide care, education, and support that allow women to better cope with chronic disease and adjust to the challenges of IBD.
1 Mountfield R, et al. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009;15:720-725.
2 Okoro NI, et al. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2009;3:145-154.
3 Reddy SI, et al. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2001;101(12 Suppl Pt 2):S17-S23.
After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:
- Explain the impact of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) on fertility and pregnancy
- Describe the effects of the menstrual cycle on IBD symptoms
- Cite the effects of menopause on IBD symptoms
- Recognize how female sexuality is affected by IBD
- Distinguish lifestyle factors, including stress, that affect IBD disease course in women
NURSING CONTINUING EDUCATION
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Upon successfully completing the learning assessment and evaluation form online, your statement of credit will be made available immediately.
METHOD OF PARTICIPATION AND REQUEST FOR CREDIT
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The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CNE activity:
- Dr. Sunanda V. Kane has an affiliation with Kyorin Pharmaceuticals (Speakers Bureau); Shire, Elan (Research).
- Dr. Uma Mahadevan-Velayos has an affiliation with Centocor, Abbott, UCB, Elan, Biogen, Shire, and Takeda (Consultant); Abbott (Research).
The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CNE activity:
Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC
- Sherri Kramer, MD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
- Laura Altobelli, MS, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine
- Jan Hixon, RN, BSN, MA, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
- Trace Hutchison, PharmD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
- Julia Kimball, RN, BSN, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
- Samantha Mattiocci, PharmD, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
- Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
- Patricia Staples, MSN, NP-C, CCRN, has no affiliations with commercial interests to disclose.
DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM), Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC (RMEI), Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), and Shire do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of PIM, Robert Michael Educational Institute LLC (RMEI), Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, and Shire. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to server as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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