CME Outfitters Announces New neuroscienceCME Webcast: "The Nurse's Pivotal Role in Identifying and Managing Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis"

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Offered as a simultaneous webcast and telephone audioconference premiering Tuesday, October 26, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to implement a collaborative management plan for integration by nurses to address the symptoms of patients with MS in order to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life.

CME Outfitters, LLC, (CMEO) an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education (CE), is pleased to announce an upcoming neuroscienceCME Webcast titled " The Nurse's Pivotal Role in Identifying and Managing Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis."

Offered as a simultaneous webcast and telephone audioconference premiering Tuesday, October 26, 2010, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. ET, the continuing education activity seeks to implement a collaborative management plan for integration by nurses to address the symptoms of patients with MS in order to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life. This CE activity will also be available as an archived webcast, podcast, and teleconference shortly after the live webcast.

There is no fee to participate or receive CE credit for this activity; however, registration is required. Three forms of registration are accepted:
Online: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR502 and click the Register for Live Webcast icon.
Phone: Call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).
Fax: Visit the activity details page at http://www.neuroscienceCME.com/PR502, print and complete the activity details form, and fax to 614.929.3600.

Statement of Need:
A key element in treating multiple sclerosis (MS) is patient involvement in developing an individualized management plan that includes an understanding of symptoms and methods to minimize their effects. Patients feel more empowered when they discuss symptom management and possible side effects of treatment with their healthcare providers and are subsequently provided with tools to manage symptoms and other needs.

Nurses are in a critical position to reinforce patient education related to both side effects and strategies for optimal management, so they form an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. By identifying and removing barriers and building collaborative nurse-patient partnerships, nurses can provide MS education that translates to improved outcomes for patients. In this live and interactive neuroscienceCME Webcast, participants will review strategies to empower their patients by implementing tools to assess quality of life issues and addressing barriers to medication adherence.

Faculty:
Kathleen Costello, MS, ANP-BC, MSCN
Research Associate
Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis Center
Baltimore, MD

Patricia M. Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN
Nurse Practitioner
Can Do Multiple Sclerosis
Edwards, CO

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Inform patients about disease management to encourage a positive outlook that improves outcomes and empowers patient self-management of MS symptoms.
  • Use intake and follow-up questionnaires to survey each patient for new or varying physical and psychosocial symptoms of MS and their effects on quality of life.
  • Educate patients on disease-modifying and other available MS therapies, management of side effects, and strategies to overcome common barriers to medication adherence.

Target Audience:
The activity is designed for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, multidisciplinary teams responsible for the management of patients with multiple sclerosis, and other healthcare providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis.

Financial Support:
CME Outfitters, LLC, gratefully acknowledges an educational grant from Biogen Idec in support of this CE activity.

Credit Information:
The activity offers CE credit for:

  • Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1™)
  • Nurses (CNE)
  • 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: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Post-tests, credit request forms, and activity evaluations must be completed online at neuroscienceCME.com (click on the Testing/Certification link under the Activities tab--requires free account activation), and participants can print their certificate or statement of credit immediately (70% pass rate required).

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www.cmeoutfitters.com, http://www.neuroscienceCME.com, or call 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).

About neuroscienceCME:
neuroscienceCME.com is the award-winning web portal serving clinicians, educators, and researchers in the neurosciences. Launched in October 2006, neuroscienceCME.com was custom designed to fill an identified gap in online resources for professionals around the world who are practicing in areas related to psychiatry, sleep disorders, addiction and substance abuse, ADHD, and other areas related to brain function. The site's primary mission is to be the professional's central forum for accessing, debating, synthesizing, and implementing the latest findings and best practices in the neurosciences. Clinical Compass™, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all neuroscienceCME news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www.neuroscienceCME.com and click on "Subscribe to Clinical Compass™."

Contact: Rachel Ellis
CME Outfitters, LLC
614.328.4506 direct
614.929.3600 fax

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