Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Continuing Education Alliance is jointly accredited 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.

Nursing contact hours: 0.50, which includes 0.50 hours of pharmacology credit

CNE course advisor: Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, University of California, Santa Cruz

AAPAThis program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 0.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of December 22, 2017. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.

This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, the AAPA, or Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Continuing Education Alliance are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationships 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.

Dr Naccarelli: consultant: Daiichi Sankyo, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen; grant/research support: Janssen.

The Planning Committee for this activity included Ruth Cohen, Margaret Inman, and Melissa Culverwell of Continuing Education Alliance; Mary Knudtson, DNSc, NP, of the University of California, Santa Cruz; and Mark Christiansen, PhD, PA-C, of the University of the Pacific. The members of the Planning Committee have no relevant relationships to disclose.

Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:

  1. Read the eCase in its entirety
  2. Relate the content material to the learning objectives
  3. Complete the post-test and evaluation form online

Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 66%.

The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.50 hours.

Release date: December 22, 2017
Expiration date: December 22, 2018

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