Best of the 5th Annual Advanced Practice Provider IBD Immersion: An IBD-U Initiative

Author(s)/Faculty: Russell D. Cohen, MD, FACG, AGAF; David T. Rubin, MD; Mary Ayers, BSN-RN; Emily A. Dobrez, BSN, MSN, FNP; Janice C. Colwell, APRN, CWOCN, FAAN; Sarah O’Rourke, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC; Michele Rubin, MSN, APN, CNS, CGRN
Release Date: 1/31/2022Expiration Date: 1/30/2023
Credit Type: AANP / AAPA / CNE / CPENumber of Credits: 1.75
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic relapsing condition. The main subtypes of IBD—Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—are characterized by an overly active immune response to the gut enteric flora, resulting in bowel inflammation and ulceration. They are difficult to accurately diagnose and manage, and treatment options can consist of both medical and surgical approaches. Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and pharmacists play integral roles in the care and management of patients with IBD, providing assessments, diagnosis, treatment/care planning, implementation, and evaluation. They also play a key role in supporting and educating patients and their caregivers. It is thus crucial that advanced practice clinicians possess the latest information on IBD treatments and management. During “Best of the 5th Annual Advanced Practice Provider IBD Immersion: An IBD-U Initiative,” experts in the field provide current evidence and guidance regarding the pathophysiology and assessment of IBD, in addition to the most recent evidence in medical and surgical approaches for the treatment of IBD.