Improving Depression Care in Rural Primary Care: Barriers and Solutions

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.25
    • CNE: 0.25
    • Other: 0.25
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Dec 20, 2017
  • Expires: Dec 19, 2018
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    15 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
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Needs Statement

Primary care remains the main access point for major depressive disorder (MDD) treatment in the United States, yet major gaps are evident at each step along the management continuum, including delayed diagnosis, inadequate monitoring, and insufficient use of evidence-based treatment. The rural setting presents barriers to the management of MDD as patients have limited access to psychiatrists and other mental health providers. Thus, primary care practitioners in rural settings are likely the sole providers of MDD management, suggesting that education efforts are needed that specifically target the unique challenges these practitioners face when managing MDD.

 

Target Audience

This program is designed specifically for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other healthcare providers in a rural health setting.

 

Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

         - Implement strategies to improve barriers to MDD management unique to the rural primary care setting, including use of the collaborative care model, telepsychiatry, and other novel technologies to improve access to mental health care.

 

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Boston University School of Medicine and Talem Health. Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians
Boston University School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses

This educational activity has been provided by Continuing Nursing Education Provider Unit, Boston University School of Medicine and jointly-provided by Talem Health.

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.

Contact Hours: 0.25 of which 0.25 are eligible for pharmacology credit

 

 

Faculty Disclosure

Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) activities to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information is disclosed to CME activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to resolve all conflicts of interest. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed.

Faculty:

Dr. Gaynes: grant support: M-3 Information. Dr. Gaynes does not plan to discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Dr. Klinkman: has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Klinkman does not plan to discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Dr. Vanacore: has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Vanacore does not plan to discuss unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.

Planning Committee:

Jason M. Worcester, MD, CME Course Director, Boston University School of Medicine

Shivani Patel, NP, CNE Nurse Planner, Boston Medical Center

Patti-Ann Collins, DNP, MSN/MBA, RN, Lead Nurse Planner, Boston University School of Medicine, CME/CNE

Joanna Krause, MPH, Grants Manager, Boston University School of Medicine, CME

Erica Rusie, PharmD, Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, Talem Health, LLC

Kristin Della Volpe, Medical Editor, Talem Health, LLC

Eric VanStone, Principal, Talem Health, LLC

 

The members of the Planning Committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Acknowledgment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc and Lundbeck.

This activity is developed in collaboration with the National Rural Health Association.

 

How To Obtain Credit

In order to successfully complete this activity, you are required to read the entire monograph and complete the posttest and evaluation. CME credit will be awarded provided a correct answer of the one (1) posttest question. A certificate of credit for immediate download to those who successfully complete the examination.

Disclaimer

THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP IS BEING ESTABLISHED.