Best Practices in Short Bowel Syndrome: Integrating an Individualized, Comprehensive Care Approach

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.25
    • CNE: 1.25
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Sep 9, 2016
  • Expires: Sep 9, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  15 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
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Faculty

Needs Statement

Short bowel syndrome (SBS) is a complex clinical picture; each patient with SBS is different and all represent a unique clinical case characterized by signs and symptoms of malabsorption and subsequent malnutrition, which often occurs after extensive bowel resections. Patients with SBS should be individually managed because they each have specific diagnoses, length of the remaining bowel and psychosocial characteristics. A multidisciplinary approach to intestinal rehabilitation allows for fully integrated care of inpatients and outpatients with SBS by fostering coordination of surgical, medical, and nutritional management. Utilizing an expert interdisciplinary, interprofessional team and featuring video vignettes of actual patients, the objective of this web-based activity is to provide clinicians with a better understanding of best practices in intestinal rehabilitation in patients with SBS who are parenteral support-dependent. Additionally, this expert faculty panel will explore key issues and questions frequently encountered in clinical practice in SBS treatment/management in both the acute and outpatient settings.

 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for gastroenterologists, dieticians, surgeons, primary care physicians and other healthcare professionals who manage/treat adult patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS).

Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the incidence and pathophysiology of short bowel syndrome (SBS) in adults
  2. Describe and utilize optimal nutritional and pharmacologic treatment modalities to manage patients with SBS
  3. Implement current best practices for bowel rehabilitation in SBS, highlighting optimal diet modifications, micronutrient supplementation and fluid replacement to improve outcomes
  4. Support seamless and timely communication among interprofessional members of the SBS patient care team.
  5. Establish strategies to improve communication between patients and healthcare providers concerning their perspectives and perceptions about the symptoms of SBS and its management in order to enhance patient quality of life.

 

Accreditation

CME

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Accreditation Provider Number: 0000185

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

IOM Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice

IPE Competencies

  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams and Teamwork

CNE

Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Accreditation Provider Number: P0235

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Apovian discloses that she has served as a consultant for Merck, Johnson and Johnson, Arena, Nutrisystem, Zafgen, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, EnteroMedics, Scientific Intake, Gelesis, Takeda and Novo Nordisk. Dr. Apovian has also received research funding from Eli Lilly, Aspire Bariatrics, GI Dynamics, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Orexigen, MetaProteomics, and MYOS Corporation. Dr. Apovian discloses that she owns stock in Science Smart LLC.

Dr. Kim has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

Ms. Young has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

 

Acknowledgment

This educational activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from Shire.

 

Accreditation

CME
Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE
Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CNE Contact Hours: 1.25 all of which is eligible for pharmacology credit.

CPEU
Global Education Group is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1 Continuing Professional Education units (CPEUs) for completion of this activities / materials. CPE Provider #GE012