Identifying and Treating Lupus in the Primary Care Setting Part 1

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Identifying and Treating Lupus in the Primary Care Setting Part 1

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Course Description

This session was recorded November 2, 2023, for a 2-part, virtual, CME accredited session focused on enhancing your knowledge and understanding of lupus to improve early diagnosis, patient care, and coordination with specialists.

The video clips are presented by Donald Thomas, MD, a board-certified rheumatologist with Arthritis and Pain Associates of Prince George’s County in Greenbelt, Maryland, who will focus on topics including:

  • Symptoms and signs
  • Diagnosis-diagnostic criteria, treatment, and management
  • Monitoring
  • Working with specialists

Instructions

IMPORTANT:  You must add your name and credentials for it to appear on your CME certificate.  Click the RED "EDIT YOUR PROFILE" button to add your first and last name (with credentials) to your profile.  If you do not complete this step, your name will not appear on the CME certificate at the end of the course. If you wish to change your password, you may do so on the Edit Your Profile Page.

  • Complete your Profile
  • Click "Begin Course" button at the top of the right column to start
  • Watch the presentation
  • Complete the evaluation
  • Claim your CME and download/print your certificate

NOTE:  If you have not enrolled in this course, you must do so in order to receive credit.  If you do not have a CME login for this site, you will have the opportunity to register on the login page.

PLEASE LOGIN USING THE BLUE LOGIN BUTTON BEFORE CONTINUING.  If you are already logged in, the blue button will say "Logout."  If the button says "Login" then please do so and enter your credentials or enroll in this educational activity.

Edit Your Profile

Please click the RED button below and make sure your first name, last name and credentials (MD, DO) are added to your profile.   If you do not complete this step, your name will not appear on your CME certificate.

Course Content

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the New Jersey of Academy of Family Physicians and the Lupus Foundation of America. The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The AAFP has reviewed Identifying and Treating Lupus in the Primary Care Setting Part 1 and Part 2. - Enduring and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 11/18/2023 to 11/18/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This session, “Identifying and Managing Lupus Patient Outcomes in the Primary Care Setting Part 1”,  is approved for 1.00 Enduring Prescribed Credits.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of lupus, diagnose as appropriate, and be familiar with standard treatments.
  • Utilize strategies to effectively assess and manage patients with lupus.
  • Identify and access tools and resources the Lupus Foundation of America has available.
  • Formulate a plan for communication with patients and caregivers about treatment and support services.

Disclosures

Ashley Holden, faculty for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.”

Donald Thomas faculty for this educational event, is on the speakers’ bureau for  Exagen Diagnostics.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed have been mitigated.

“None of the planners for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.”