The Spasticity and Movement Disorders IMPACT Initiative: Dystonia

Released On
7/31/2019

Expires On
7/31/2020

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
30 minutes

Specialty
Neurology, Physiatry, Geriatrics, physical therapy, orthopedic surgery

Topic(s)
Parkinson's & Movement Disorders

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Provided by Catalyst Medical Education, LLC and AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare.

 

This activity is supported in part by an independent education grant from Allergan, Inc. and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. This activity is supported by in-kind support contributions from Allergan, Inc. and Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • Nurse Practitioners — .33 Nursing Contact Hours
  • Nurses — .33 Nursing Contact Hours

All other health care professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for neurologists, physiatrists, orthopedic surgeons, residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists who treat patients with spasticity and movement disorders.

Program Overview

This web activity provides an overview of dystonias including physiology, classification, genetics, and treatment options.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the learner should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and classification of dystonia
  • Discuss the diagnosis and treatment of dystonia

Faculty

Katharine E. Alter, MD (Course Director)

Pediatric/Adult Physiatrist
Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
AT Still University
Mesa, Arizona

Barbara I. Karp, MD

Combined NeuroScience Institutional Review Board and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Accreditation Statement

CME Credit provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
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 AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations

Physicians

AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

Nurses

AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is awarded 0.33 Contact Hours.

Activity is jointly provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Catalyst Medical Education, LLC. The AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 030803.

This activity is awarded 0.33 contact hours which includes 0 hours of pharmacology. Program ID #218155.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

FACULTY

Dr. Alter has disclosed no financial relationships.

Dr. Karp has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: Investigator on studies that have received grants to the NIH gift fund from Allergan and Solstice Neurosciences, which each market botulinum toxins.

STAFF/REVIEWERS

Louis Settembrino, CHCP, President and CEO: has disclosed no financial relationships.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer: has disclosed no financial relationships.
Patricia Brignoni, AKH Director of Operations/Reviewer: has disclosed no financial relationships.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% on the post test.
  4. Submit the evaluation form.

Certificates will be emailed to the participant

Course Viewing Requirements

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Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, Windows Media Player, and Real Networks Real One Player.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare specifically disclaim responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through participant's misunderstanding of the content.

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflicts of interest are resolved by AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare prior to accreditation of the activity and may include any of or combination of the following: attestation to non-commercial content, notification of independent and certified CME/CE expectations, referral to National Faculty Initiative training, restriction of topic area or content, restriction to discussion of science only, amendment of content to eliminate discussion of device or technique, use of other faculty for discussion of recommendations, independent review against criteria ensuring evidence support recommendation, moderator review, and peer review. AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare planners and reviewers have no financial relationships to disclose.

For CME questions, please contact: AKH at tbrignoni@akhcme.com