Short Bowel Syndrome Management: Improving Collaborative Care in Rural and Underserved Settings
January 31, 2023
January 31, 2024
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This activity is jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative.
Supported by an independent medical education grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hour (0.5 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit)
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is designed specifically for gastroenterologists involved in the care and management of patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) who reside in rural and underserved communities.
Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a malabsorptive disorder associated with significant morbidity and mortality as well as reduced quality of life. Due to the complexity of the condition, individuals with SBS should ideally receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary care at a specialized treatment center. However, many patients—particularly those in rural and underserved areas—do not have easy access to such care facilities. Thus, it is critical that specialists who serve under-resourced communities be familiar with the latest management strategies for SBS. In this CME/CE activity, expert faculty will review the clinical features and complications of SBS, the goals of treatment, and novel therapies that promote intestinal adaptation and enteral autonomy. Best practices and current guideline recommendations for multidisciplinary team management will also be discussed.
This enduring activity is from a recording that took place on January 17, 2023.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Assess the pathophysiological processes involved in SBS, including intestinal adaptation, and their role in guiding treatment decisions
- Evaluate the safety and efficacy of available pharmacological treatment options for patients with SBS who are dependent on parenteral support
- Develop individualized management plans for patients with SBS who are dependent on parenteral support based on the latest evidence and best practices
- Apply effective strategies to improve collaboration and interdisciplinary management of patients with SBS who reside in rural and underserved communities
John K. DiBaise, MD
Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP
Professor of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine 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.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour. Designated for 0.5 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative adhere to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies (commercial interests). All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to Postgraduate Institute for Medicine policy. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:
John K. DiBaise, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: grant/research support from Zealand Pharmaceuticals; consultant/advisory board member for Baxter International, Inc., Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., NorthSea Therapeutics, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Planners, Managers, and Reviewer
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and RME Collaborative planners, managers, and reviewer have nothing to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is offered at no cost to participants. To receive CME/CE credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CE information, including learning objectives and disclosure statements.
- Complete the pre-test.
- View the online activity.
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form.
A post-test score of 67% or higher is required to obtain credit. Your certificate will be made available for immediate download.
Course Viewing Requirements
Internet Explorer 8.0+ for Windows 2003, Vista, XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and above
Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Safari 6.0+ for Mac OSX 10.7 and above
Supported Phones & Tablets:
Android 4.0.3 and above
iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
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. The planners of this activity 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 the planners. 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 own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve 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 and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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