Released: 01/05/2022 Expires: 06/30/2023 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Overview Pharmacology is an important tool for nurse practitioners (NPs) who treat patients with inflammatory conditions. Biologics — and now biosimilars — have enriched treatment options for patients with inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, plaque psoriasis and ulcerative colitis. They have been particularly useful in patients who have been nonresponsive or intolerant to conventional therapies. Objectives
Evaluate the role of biosimilars for the management of inflammatory conditions.
Implement best practices for selecting ideal patients who are candidates for switching to biosimilars.
Develop strategies to educate patients on biosimilar use in inflammatory conditions.
Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
The activity faculty have the following disclosures:
Lisa Kennedy Sheldon - Advisory Board -Pfizer
Sharon Dudley-Brown - No relevant financial relationships to disclose.
All Planners involved in this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Supported by an independent medical education grant from Pfizer.
Disclaimer Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program. CE Credit Instructions
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1.5 Contact Hour(s) of CE, All of which may be applied towards Pharmacology