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Virtual Practice in HIV Management Through Simulated Scenarios

This continuing medical education activity is provided by
Purdue University

This continuing nursing education and continuing pharmacy education activity is provided by
Vindico Medical Education

This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.
ViiV Healthcare was not involved in the development of content or selection of faculty for this educational activity.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

Faculty

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine
Associate Division Chief (Clinical Operations/Education)
Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco General Hospital
San Francisco, CA

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Mary Watson Montgomery, MD
Associate Physician
Infectious Diseases Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Instructor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Paul E. Sax, MD
Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Disclosures:
Consulting Fees: Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV, Janssen, Merck
Contracted Research: Gilead, GlaxoSmithKline/ViiV, Merck
Editorial Positions: Medscape, NEJM Journal Watch, Open Forum Infectious Diseases, UpToDate

Matthew Spinelli, MD, MAS
Clinical Fellow, Medicine
Division of HIV, ID, and Global Medicine

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Reviewers:

Ronald A. Codario, MD, EMBA, FACP, FNLA, RPVI, CHCP
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Jennifer Cocohoba, PharmD, MAS, BCPS, AAHIVP
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Nurse Planners:

Barbara A. Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Barbara Turk, RN, MPH
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Purdue University and Vindico Medical Education staff report the following relationship(s):
No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Purdue University and Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.

DISCLOSURES

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all accredited providers are required to mitigate and disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of accredited content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the past 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the accredited activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears above.

Unlabeled and Investigational Usage

The audience is advised that this continuing education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non–FDA-approved or investigational use of products/devices.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

Purdue University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Vindico Medical Education, LLC, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

acpeVindico Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Credit Designation

Purdue University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vindico Medical Education will provide a maximum of 1.75 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program is acceptable for 1.75 contact hours of ACPE Continuing Education Credit. The ACPE Universal Program Number is 0482-9999-20-001-H02-P, effective 02/21/2020. This is an application-based activity and there is no fee to participate.

This enduring material is approved for 1 year from the date of original release, February 21, 2020 to February 21, 2021.

How to Participate in This Activity and Obtain CME/CNE/CPE Credit

  • Launch the simulation from the link provided using a PC, Mac, Tablet, or Phone with a 4G or higher internet connection.
  • After the brief introduction and pre-test, launch the first simulation scenario. Interact appropriately to satisfy each objective to unlock the next objective.
  • The simulation will track your progress until all scenario objectives are complete. You can exit the simulation at any time, and your progress will be saved so you can return to finish at a later time.
  • As you successfully complete more scenarios (2 minimum, 4 total), you will qualify for increasing levels of CE credit (ranging from 1.0 to 1.75 credits). Click or tap "Credit" to determine your CE credit status and receive credit. Upon successful completion of the evaluation, you will receive a certificate of credit immediately via the browser.
  • Purdue University will issue an AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ Certificate, Vindico Medical Education will issue a Learner-paced Contact Hours Certificate, or Vindico Medical Education will issue an ACPE Statement of Credit. Pharmacist learners will be reported to CPE Monitor within 30 days of successful completion of the activity.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has improved dramatically over the past decade. This progress has yielded more treatment choices for clinicians and patients but also adds greater complexity to the already diverse field of HIV. Clinicians must keep apprised of new data on treatment strategies, selection of appropriate individualized therapy, and effective management of treatment side effects. In this interactive activity, Virtual Practice in HIV Management Through Simulated Scenarios, expert faculty will use a case-based approach to discuss various aspects of HIV management, including how to incorporate new treatment strategies into clinical practice, selecting an initial antiretroviral regimen, switching ART in patients with HIV and multiple comorbidities, management of a patient with an opportunistic infection, as well as addressing patient adherence and stigma.

Target Audience

The intended audience for the activity is infectious disease specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with HIV.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Recognize common comorbidities that are associated with HIV, its treatment, and the aging process.
  • Incorporate evidence-based practices that aid in the prevention, screening, and management of common opportunistic infections in patients with HIV

Physicians and Pharmacists only:

  • Apply evidence-based recommendations and best practices when selecting or switching antiretroviral regimens in patients with HIV and other chronic comorbidities.
  • Select the most appropriate therapeutic regimens that improve the overall management of patients with HIV and acute opportunistic infections.
  • Incorporate the use of guidelines and best practices when selecting treatment for HIV patients who are treatment-naïve.
  • Utilize new advances and approaches to treating HIV in patients who are treatment-experienced.
  • Select therapeutic regimens that improve patient adherence to HIV therapy.

Nurses only:

  • Summarize evidence-based recommendations and best practices regarding the selection and switching of antiretroviral regimens in patients with HIV and other chronic comorbidities.
  • Evaluate therapeutic regimens that have shown to improve the overall management of patients with HIV and acute opportunistic infections.
  • Incorporate the use of guidelines and best practices when evaluating treatment for HIV patients who are treatment-naïve.
  • Describe new advances and approaches to treating HIV in patients who are treatment-experienced.
  • Assess therapeutic regimens that may improve patient adherence to HIV therapy.

Copyright Statement

This CME/CNE/CPE simulation activity is licensed to Vindico Medical Education, 6900 Grove Road, Building 100, Thorofare, NJ 08086-9447. Telephone: 856-848-1000; Fax: 856-848-6091. Copyright © 2020 Syandus Inc and Vindico. All rights reserved. No part of this simulation activity may be reproduced without written permission from Vindico Medical Education and Syandus Inc.

The material presented at or in any of Purdue University and Vindico Medical Education continuing education activities does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Purdue University and Vindico Medical Education. Neither Purdue University, Vindico Medical Education, the ACCME, the ANCC, the ACPE, nor the faculty endorse or recommend any techniques, commercial products, or manufacturers. The faculty/authors may discuss the use of materials and/or products that have not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information before treating patients or utilizing any product.

CME/CNE/CPE Questions?

Contact us at:
Purdue University: Pharmacy-CECR@purdue.edu
Vindico Medical Education: cme@vindicocme.com or 856-994-9400, ext. 504

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