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Diagnosis and Management of Gout

CME/CE

Overall Learning Purpose/Goal

The purpose of the monograph is to provide a continuing education resource to health care providers interested in diagnostic and management strategies for patients with suspected, acute, or chronic gout.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify signs, symptoms, and risk factors for gout.
  • Summarize the evidence for the accuracy and specificity of various diagnostic tests and strategies, including the accuracy and safety of specific tests.
  • Summarize the evidence, including relative benefits and harms, on pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic strategies for the management of acute gout attacks.
  • Discuss the benefits and harms of different pharmacologic therapies for managing hyperuricemia in gout patients.

For Pharmacists: Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
For Registered Nurses: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

Target Audience

The target audience for this learning activity includes all primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, and case managers.

Credit Available

  • Case Managers — maximum of 1.0 clock hours
  • Nurse Practitioners — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Registered Nurses — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Pharmacists — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Accreditation

Physician Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hayes, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-16-183-H01-P) Type of Activity: Knowledge

Nursing Continuing Education

This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

Hayes, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 140928. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing education. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

Case Manager Continuing Education

This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

Term of Approval

Monograph Launch Date: March 15, 2016
Expiration Date: March 14, 2018

Acknowledgement of Support

This educational activity has been funded by AHRQ.