Improving the Continuum of Care in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Patient Simulation Activity

Author(s)/Faculty: Gary R. Lichtenstein, MD; Meenakshi Bewtra, MD, PhD, MPH; Nabeel Khan, MD
Release Date: 2/15/2018Expiration Date: 2/14/2019
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1
Content Type: MultimediaProvider: Vindico Medical Education
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic, frequently progressive condition that affects approximately 1 to 1.3 million people in the United States. Improvement in the care of patients with IBD is needed, as evidenced by a recent study of insurance claims that showed approximately 80% of 32,883 patients with IBD received suboptimal therapy. The outcomes of patients with IBD are diminished by multiple factors, including uncertainty about approaches to diagnosis, assessment, and treatment, as well as a lack of knowledge about available therapies.
To meet the persistent challenges associated with IBD management, health care professionals must be knowledgeable about the evidence-based and expert-recommended strategies for the treatment of patients with IBD to avoid disease flares, prevent structural damage and disability, as well as restore quality of life. In this virtual IBD patient management simulator, an authentic in-office setting with patient interaction will be presented. This simulation will allow authentic practice in the management of a patient with IBD, including determining the appropriate therapy for IBD based on the type and severity.