Primary care clinicians are seeing osteoarthritis (OA) more often, especially in younger patients. Effective and long-lasting approaches to treatment are preferred, with surgery as a last resort. This activity addresses nonsurgical strategies for treatment of OA and includes video instruction in proper injections for hyaluronic acid.
Audio- and video-enhanced slide lecture
To improve management of knee OA through use of nonsurgical techniques such as viscosupplementation
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Formulate treatment plans for patients with knee OA based on their individual risk profiles
- Incorporate a multimodal strategy into collaborative care of patients with knee OA
- Educate patients about the importance of self-management approaches for knee OA
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
In 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: 1.00, which includes 0.50 hours of pharmacology credit
CNE course advisor: Barbara Malat, CNP, PA-C, Sedona, Arizona
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the issue date of September 21, 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 educational grant from Sanofi US.
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 Sanofi US.
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 Spitzer: consultant: DePuy, Flexion, Medtronic, Sanofi; researcher: DePuy, Sanofi; speakers bureau: Sanofi, Zimmer.
Mr Pope has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
The Planning Committee for this activity included Ruth Cohen and Margaret Inman of Continuing Education Alliance; Barbara Malat, CNP, PA-C, of Sedona, Arizona; and Mark Christiansen, PhD, PA-C, of the University of the Pacific. The members of the Planning Committee have no significant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Watch and listen to the presentation and study the program slides
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- 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 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: September 21, 2017
Expiration date: September 21, 2018
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