Gastroenterology Education Resources

Educational Resources on Gastroenterology

 

Challenges abound for patients and clinicians alike when it comes to managing gastrointestinal diseases, making it imperative that all stakeholders on the care team—including the patient—continue to hone their knowledge, confidence, and best practice strategies to improve outcomes. CME Outfitters’ Gastroenterology Education Hub provides clinicians with the education and resources necessary to optimize their approach to clinical care for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic idiopathic constipation, and diabetic gastroparesis.

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CME/CE for Gastroenterology

 

But direct patient care is just one piece of the puzzle. The burden of prior authorization can significantly impact clinical workflows. Yet, according to a recent survey from the AMA, only 30% of surveyed practices reported that their office lacks a formal process for handling the prior authorization workload. To help offices with best practice strategies, we’ve added CME/CE activities, checklists, and templates for the care team, as well as videos and checklists to share with your patients to help them better understand the process and how they can contribute as advocates for their care. Participants who complete the entire prior authorization series will receive not only CME/CE credit but will also be awarded a Certificate of Excellence in Prior Authorization.

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Live & On-Demand Webcasts   CMEOCast   IBD Preventative Health

 

Resources for Clinicians   Resources for Patients

 

Diabetic Gastroparesis   IBS/CIC   Patient Education Hub

The Team, the Team, the Team: Creating a Short Bowel Syndrome Medical Neighborhood

 

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In this CME Outfitters Live and OnDemand webcast, expert faculty in SBS discuss integrating an interdisciplinary team to optimize the management of patients with SBS, with a focus on applying efficacy and safety data to treatment decision-making and implementing best practices from state-of-the-art intestinal rehabilitation centers in the community to improve access and care.

Maintaining Momentum in the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: Framing Practical Clinical Strategies Through Case Studies

 

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In this CME Outfitters OnDemand symposium, expert faculty frame the CIC decision tree with patient cases in order to achieve a confident diagnosis, implement effective treatment plans to improve outcomes, and improve quality of life for patients with CIC.

Revisiting IBS: Recrafting the Diagnosis for More Timely Treatment and Patient-Centered Care

 

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This CME Outfitters OnDemand symposium features an expert panel discussion crafted with a focus on patients with IBS that provides strategies for obtaining accurate diagnosis, presents new and emerging clinical data on the efficacy and safety of IBS therapies, and details approaches for patient-centered care to achieve optimal outcomes.

The Medical Neighborhood and IBD: Steps to Improve Care for All Patients

 

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In this CME OnDemand activity, expert faculty discuss how best to implement strategies that address disparities in care for patients with IBD by removing implicit bias, establishing trust, providing education, and engaging in SDM.

The Important Role of Preventive Screening in IBD: How, Who, and Does It Matter?

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast focuses on best practices for initiating interdisciplinary collaboration to provide medically underserved children, adolescents, and adults with IBD with guideline-recommended care.

Data-Driven Decisions in Crohn's Disease: Positioning Patients for Success

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast addresses suboptimal clinician knowledge and performance in positioning therapy for individual patients based on the individual characteristics of their disease by focusing on incorporating these characteristics into treatment decisions based on evidence-based recommendations, differentiating biologic therapies, and developing data-driven treatment algorithms.

Meeting the Needs of Under-Represented Patients with IBD: Screening and Immunizations

 

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In this CME Outfitters webcast, expert faculty address the disparities in preventive care for patients with IBD and unique approaches to managing underserved patients, including integrating recommended immunizations and preventive screenings so that all patients with IBD receive quality, well-rounded care.

Managing the Patient with IBD Throughout Life: Best Practices in Transitional Care

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast features expert faculty discussing recommended immunizations and preventive screenings for patients with IBD, along with best practices for clinicians to integrate them into their practice to improve health outcomes for their patients.

Keeping Things Moving in the Treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: Exploring the Evidence and Guidelines Through Case Studies

 

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This CME Outfitters symposium focuses on how to differentiate CIC from constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) for early and accurate diagnosis and will provide data on current therapies used in the management of CIC in order for clinicians to better understand how to develop comprehensive treatment strategies.

Making the Switch from Biologics to Biosimilars in IBD: Knowledge Over Skepticism

 

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This CME Outfitters OnDemand symposium from the Crohn’s & Colitis Congress 2022 features an expert panel discussion that defines biosimilar terminology, presents clinical trial data and real-world evidence on the efficacy and safety of biosimilars, and details team-based strategies for enhancing patient-clinician shared decision-making (SDM) regarding the use of biosimilars.

IBD Preventative Health

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's visit with his patient Aaron Kubistec

Dr. Regueiro talks with a patient about the vaccinations and screenings he needs, the impact the disease has had on his life, and his treatment goals.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Anne Sullivan, a nurse practitioner at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with nurse practitioner Anne Sullivan about her role in preventive care in the IBD medical home.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Stacey Cavagnaro, a dietitian at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with dietitian Stacey Cavagnaro about her role in the IBD medical home.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Anna Bondar, a primary care pharmacist at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with Anna Bondar about the role that pharmacists can play in the care of patients with IBD.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Dr. Baljit Bal, a primary care physician at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Regueiro talks with Dr. Bal about the role of the primary care physician in the medical home/neighborhood, including best-practice approaches for primary care physicians and specialists to collaborate.

Dr. Miguel Regueiro's interview with Dr. Maged Rizk, Associate Director of the Cleveland Clinic Accountable Care Organization

Dr. Regueiro talks with Dr. Rizk about the development of IBD medical homes, including business-related aspects and the use of digital technology.

IBD Medical Home Interview

 

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Resources for Patients

Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) - What Every Patient Needs to Know

 

Short bowel syndrome, also known as SBS, occurs when patients cannot absorb nutrients because a significant part of the small intestine has been damaged or surgically removed. This video briefly reviews the causes, symptoms and treatments for short bowel syndrome.

Helping Patients Understand the PA Process

 

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Patients are used to seeing their physicians and heading to the pharmacy to fill the prescription. For many who are prescribed a biologic, the prior authorization process may be a new experience. This video can be downloaded and shared with patients to help them better understand the PA process.

Four Steps Patients Can Take to Minimize PA Delays

 

 

Patients are stakeholders in the PA process. It is important that they keep the care team apprised of changes to insurance and contact info. This video outlines four steps patients can take to ensure they receive the medicines they need.

Diabetic Gastroparesis Patient Resource

A helpful PDF resource for patients with diabetic gastroparesis that includes questions to ask their physicians, as well as treatment options. 

 

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Free smartphone apps for patients with IBD

myColitis

This app allows you to track your symptoms. It features multiple trackers, a diary, personalized statistics, and valuable insights based on your data

SitOrSquat

This apps allows you to find the location of the nearest public restroom

Oshi: IBD Tracker & Magazine

This app allows you to track your lifestyle (stress, diet, sleep, and exercise) and your IBD symptoms to identify patterns and triggers and avoid flare-ups

Crohn’s and Colitis Support

This is an online support group that connects patients with IBD

Discover additional accredited CME/CE activities and patient resources on the Virtual Education Hub.

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