Medical Education Resources is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This CE activity provides 0.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education.
Medical Education Resources is a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 12299, for 0.75 contact hours.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Medical Education Resources ensures balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all our educational programs. In accordance with this policy, MER identifies conflicts of interest with its instructors, content managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of an activity. Conflicts are resolved by MER to ensure that all scientific research referred to, reported, or used in a continuing education activity conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis. MER is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities that promote improvements or quality in health care and not the business interest of a commercial interest.
The faculty reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
Irwin Goldstein, MD, has served as a consultant, speaker, investigator, or on a scientific advisory board for Ascend, Emotional Brain, Nuelle, Shionogi, Valeant. He has received research grants/research support from: JoyLux, Palatin, TherapeuticsMD, and Valeant.
Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD, is a consultant, investigator or on a scientific advisory board for Acerus Pharmaceuticals, AMAG, Bayer, Emotional Brain, Endoceutics, Materna, Novo Nordisk, Nuelle, Palatin Technologies, Pfizer, Shionogi, Strategic Solutions Technologies (SST), TherapeuticsMD, Valeant, and Viveve.
The content managers reported the following financial relationships with commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned in this activity:
Planners at Medical Education Resources have no financial relationships to disclose.
Planners at ReardenCME have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method of Participation
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity. During the period, January 12, 2018 through January 11, 2019, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, 2) study the educational activity, 3) complete the posttest with a score of 60% or better by recording the best answer to each question in the answer key on the evaluation form, 4) complete the evaluation form, and 5) claim / submit for the certificate.
The content and views presented in this educational activity are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Medical Education Resources, ReardenCME, and/or Endoceutics. The authors have disclosed if there is any discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA in their presentations. Before prescribing any medicine, primary references and full prescribing information should be consulted. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.
There is no fee for this educational activity.
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